Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Vehicle Stop leads to the RCMP Seizure of 199,800 Cigarettes

    CORNWALL, ON, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - A 45 year old Cornwall, Ontario woman faces
a charge under the Excise Act 2001 for possession of a tobacco product not
properly stamped following a vehicle stop by the Akwesasne Mohawk Police
    On October 7th, 2008, an officer observed a 1997 Chrysler Stratus driving
erratically  in Akwesasne, Ontario. The officer stopped the vehicle on
Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall, Ontario and observed resealable bags of
cigarettes inside the vehicle. Cornwall RCMP members were contacted to assist
and they seized 999 resealable bags of cigarettes, believed to have been
manufactured in the United States. Officers also seized the vehicle. The
driver was arrested and later released to appear at the Cornwall Court House
on November 10th, 2008.
    "The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and the RCMP work together on a
daily basis", said Sgt. Michael Harvey of the RCMP's Cornwall Detachment. 
"Sharing resources and intelligence provides us more leverage in enforcing the
laws within our communities".

For further information:

For further information: Sgt. Michael Harvey, RCMP Cornwall Detachment,
Office: (613) 937-2831 or Detective Sgt. Jerry Swamp, Akwesasne Mohawk Police
Service, (613) 575-2340

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