Cornwall Residents Arrested for Possession of Cigars and Pipe Tobacco

    CORNWALL, ON, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - A 23 year old Cornwall, Ontario man was
arrested by the RCMP for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped
under authority of the Excise Act 2001 after the vehicle he was driving was
stopped by the RCMP in Cornwall, Ontario.
    On February 12th, 2009, RCMP officers from the Cornwall Detachment
followed a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria from Akwesasne, Ontario and stopped the
vehicle on Marleau Avenue in Cornwall, Ontario. Officers questioned the driver
and searched the vehicle to find cardboard boxes containing cigars and pipe
tobacco. RCMP officers seized 90 cartons of Prime Time Peach brand little
cigars, 30 cartons of Prime Time Cinnamon brand little cigars, 30 cartons of
Prime Time Vanilla brand little cigars, 30 cartons of Prime Time Grape brand
little cigars, 30 cartons of Captain Black Vanilla little cigars and 36 twelve
ounce tins of Captain Black brand pipe tobacco. It is believed that these
tobacco products were manufactured in the United States and smuggled into
Canada. The driver was arrested and will appear at the Cornwall court on March
24th, 2009. The vehicle he was driving was also seized.
    "Flavor little cigars are very popular among teens and younger adults",
said Sgt. Michael Harvey of the RCMP. "Organized crime groups smuggle this
product into Canada due to the popularity of these name brand products."

For further information:

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

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