Two Arrested Transporting Contraband Cigarettes in a Hummer



    SOUTH GLENGARRY, ON, April 1 /CNW/ - A 20 year old female resident from
St. Regis, Quebec and a 30 year old male resident from Akwesasne, Ontario both
face a charge for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped under
authority of the Excise Act 2001 after they were stopped by the RCMP.
    On March 31st, 2009, RCMP officers from the Cornwall Detachment followed
a 2003 Hummer from Akwesasne, Ontario and stopped the vehicle on Highway 401
eastbound in South Glengarry, Ontario. RCMP officers observed cardboard boxes
of contraband cigarettes inside the Hummer and seized 1,600 resealable bags of
Discount brand cigarettes as well as 100 resealable bags of contraband
cigarettes. The RCMP also seized the Hummer. The 20 year old female driver and
the 30 year old male passenger were arrested and will appear at the Alexandria
court on June 3rd, 2009.
    "It is illegal to possess any tobacco product that is not properly
stamped or packaged," said Sgt. Michael Harvey from the RCMP. "Breaking the
law in order to purchase cheap cigarettes is not justifiable and can result in
a criminal record if found guilty."





For further information:

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


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