CRTF Seize Boat Loaded With Smokes

CORNWALL, ON, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - The Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) made and assisted in seven (7) contraband tobacco seizures in the following jurisdictions between August 24th and September 19th, 2011:

  • Three (3) seizures in South Glengarry, Ontario;
  • One (1) seizure at the Cornwall Port of Entry;
  • Two (2) seizures in Cornwall, Ontario;
  • One (1) seizure in South Stormont, Ontario

These seizures resulted in the arrest of following two (2) individuals who have been charged with Possession of Unstamped Tobacco, contrary to Section 32(1) of the Excise Act, 2001, and/or who are facing or have been charged under the provincial Tobacco Tax Act for possession of unmarked cigarettes:

  • Landon Thompson (age 22) from Hogansburg, NY;
  • Richard Neville (age 44) from Gatineau, Quebec

Also, these seizures resulted in the arrests of four (4) other individuals who will be facing charges under the federal Excise Act, 2001 and/or the provincial Tobacco Tax Act for possession of unmarked cigarettes.

As a result of these seizures, CRTF members will be charging a South Glengarry man with possession for the purposes of trafficking in marihuana.

The following items were seized during the above-mentioned events:

  • One (1) pick-up truck, one (1) sport utility vehicle, one (1) car, one (1) van, one (1) boat with 90 hp Mercruiser, one (1) boat trailer, one (1) bicycle and bicycle trailer;
  • 4,910 re-sealable bags and/or cartons each containing 200 contraband cigarettes;
  • 1,707 grams of cannabis marihuana and related drug paraphernalia.

The CRTF continues to address the complaints of suspicious activity observed by local residents.  If anyone notices suspicious activity, they are urged to please contact the CRTF at 613-937-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Ministry of Revenue and Cornwall Community Police Service.

For photos please visit the following website and click on the associated release:

SOURCE Cornwall Regional Task Force

For further information:

Sgt. Lee Côté     
Cornwall RTF     
          Sgt. Kristine Rae
Ontario Provincial Police


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