WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Members of the Windsor Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have arrested and charged a Windsor man after an investigation into the sale and distribution of contraband tobacco products. In addition, RCMP officers seized 1080 cartons of cigarettes, two minivans and approximately $1500.00 in cash.
Hasan Ali Muhammad, 31 years old, has been charged under the Excise Act, 2001. He is scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial Court on December 12th, 2012.
"The contraband tobacco trade supports the growth of an underground economy that generates profits for organized crime", stated Inspector Serge Coté, Officer in Charge of Windsor RCMP Detachment. "People need to be aware that when they purchase contraband tobacco, they are funding a criminal activity".
For additional information in regards to negative impact of contraband tobacco, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pubs/tobac-tabac/tobacco-tabac-broch-eng.htm
For related photo(s), please visit the following website and click on the associated release: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/news-nouvelles/index-eng.htm
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, 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