WINDSOR, ON, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - On September 16th, 2013 members of the Windsor RCMP concluded an investigation into the sale and distribution of contraband tobacco products in the Windsor area. As a result of the investigation two Windsor men were arrested and are currently facing charges under the Excise Act 2001.
During the course of the investigation, officers stopped a vehicle which was found to contain approximately 540 cartons of illegal cigarettes. The vehicle used to transport the illegal cigarettes was also seized.
Robert Lacombe (Age 50)
Hasan Ali Muhammad (Age 32)
"The consequences of dealing in illegal tobacco products are serious. Offenders are liable to substantial fines, confiscation of their property and prison terms of up to five years" stated Insp. Cote of the Windsor RCMP Detachment.
The accused in the matter are scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial court on December 9th, 2013.
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 519-967-4353 ext (255) or 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:
Cpl Annette Bernardon
Windsor RCMP Detachment
519-967-4353 ext 236.
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