WINDSOR, ON, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 28, 2013 members of the Windsor RCMP concluded an investigation into the sale and distribution of contraband
tobacco products in the Windsor area. As a result of the investigation
a Windsor man and woman were arrested and are currently facing charges
under the Excise Act 2001.
During the course of the investigation, officers executed a search
warrant at a convenience store located on Westcott Street in Windsor.
Seized were 220 cartons of illegal cigarettes, a vehicle and
approximately $6,000.00 in cash.
Hanzel, Diana (Age 41)
Hanzel, Ali Gias (Age 42)
The accused in the matter are scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial
court on August 5, 2013.
"The trade in illicit tobacco is a burden on all Canadians. Contraband tobacco presents a serious
threat to public safety in Canada by contributing to the growth of
organized crime", stated Inspector Serge Cote, Officer in Charge of
Windsor Detachment. "The RCMP is committed to targeting this type of
crime to ensure communities remain safe.
If you have information about the sale and distribution of illegal
tobacco products or any other criminal activity you are asked to
contact your local police department or the nearest RCMP detachment at
519-967-4353 ext. (255) or 1-800-387-0020. You can also anonymously
supply the information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Cpl. Annette Bernardon
Windsor RCMP Detachment
519-967-4353 ext 236.
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