Two Arrested Found Off-Loading Boat Full of Little Cigars Into A Pick-Up Truck

    SOUTH GLENGARRY, ON, April 30 /CNW/ - A 35 year old male resident from
Akwesasne, Ontario and a 42 year old male resident from St. Regis, Quebec each
face a charge for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped under
authority of the Excise Act 2001 when they were found off-loading card board
boxes of little cigars from a boat into a pick-up truck.
    On April 27th, 2009, RCMP officers observed two males off-loading card
board boxes from a 20' aluminum flat boat into a 1993 GMC pick-up truck at a
residence located on County Road 2 in South Glengarry, Ontario. RCMP officers
arrested the two males at the scene and seized a total of 1,290 cartons of
Prime Time brand little cigars in a variety of flavours and 600 cartons of
Swisher Sweets brand little cigars in a variety of flavours. The RCMP also
seized the pick-up truck and the boat. The two men were released to appear at
the Alexandria court on June 3rd, 2009.
    "We believe that these cigars were transported across the St. Lawrence
River from the United States to Canada to be sold illegally", said Sgt.
Michael Harvey of the RCMP. "This clearly demonstrates how organized crime
groups are taking advantage of the geography of this region to profit from
criminal activity."

For further information:

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

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