Joint Law Enforcement Operation Results in Seizure of a Tractor Trailer Load of Contraband Cigarettes



    CORNWALL, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - On May 11th, 2009, members from the RCMP,
OPP and CBSA were conducting a joint law enforcement operation which resulted
in the seizure of a tractor trailer unit containing a large quantity of
contraband cigarettes. Officers discovered the 1990 Mack Cab attached to a
1988 Custom Trailer parked in a business parking lot located in Cornwall,
Ontario and upon opening the trailer officers discovered it contained 475
cardboard boxes of contraband cigarettes. RCMP officers seized 23,750
resealable bags of contraband cigarettes that were found not to be stamped in
accordance with the Excise Act 2001. Officers also seized the Mack Cab and
Custom Trailer. No arrests were made at the time and the investigation
continues.
    "Law enforcement agencies in the Cornwall area have seized significant
amounts of contraband cigarettes", said Sgt. Michael Harvey from the Cornwall
RCMP. "One of the main reasons we are seeing more seizures is because law
enforcement on both sides of the border and within Canada are partnering more.
We have better integrated intelligence and more integrated operations."






For further information:

For further information: Sgt. Michael Harvey, RCMP Cornwall
Detachment,(613) 937-2831


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