CORNWALL, ON, Dec. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - On December 20, 2016, during an enforcement operation, the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) intercepted a cube van exiting a South Glengarry shoreline property. The traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 3,080 kilograms of contraband fine cut tobacco.
The following three (3) individuals from St-Jerome, Quebec were arrested:
- Jonathan BOULAY (age 22)
- David DORE (age 33)
- Nancy SLAVINSKI (age 42)
All three accused were released from custody on their own Recognizances and will be appearing in Cornwall Provincial Court on January 31, 2017. BOULAY, DORE and SLAVINSKI have been charged under the provisions of the Excise Act, 2001 and under the Ontario Tobacco Tax Act. SLAVINSKI also faces two possession for the purpose of trafficking drug charges and one possession charge under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
If convicted, each faces the following potential punishment upon sentencing:
- Minimum fine of $802,100.00 and/or jail term for the federal charges; and,
- Minimum fine of $1,432,850.54 and/or jail term for the provincial charges.
"On behalf of all staff at the CRTF, I'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season," stated Insp. Steve Ethier, officer in charge of the CRTF. "The CRTF is very proud to serve the community and will remain vigilant in maintaining a strong presence along the border during the Christmas holidays."
If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your area, you can contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The CRTF is a joint forces partnership led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and includes the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.
SOURCE Cornwall Regional Task Force
For further information: Contacts: Cst. Jean Juneau, Cornwall RTF, 613-937-2800, ext. 258; A/Sgt. Angela Atkinson, Ontario Provincial Police, 613-285-2750