Windsor RCMP seize contraband tobacco

WINDSOR, ON, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 19th, 2013 members of the Windsor RCMP concluded a brief investigation into the sale and distribution of contraband tobacco products. As a result of the investigation a Windsor man was arrested and is currently facing charges under the Excise Act 2001.

RCMP officers seized 345 cartons of cigarettes, a vehicle and approximately $600.00 in cash.

The suspect in the matter is scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial court on July 29th, 2013.

"The trade in illicit tobacco is a burden on all Canadians. It contributes to the growth of an underground economy and has been known to fund organized crime", stated Inspector Serge Cote, Officer in Charge of Windsor Detachment. "The RCMP is committed to targeting this type of crime, and working with other law enforcement partners to ensure we enjoy safe homes and safe communities"

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 1-800-387-0020, or you can anonymously supply the information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Sgt Steven Richardson
Windsor RCMP Detachment
519-972-9595 ext 249.

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