Cornwall Regional Task Force Tobacco Busts – Cornwall Ontario – May 7, 2010

CORNWALL REGIONAL TASK FORCE SEIZES CONTRABAND TOBACCO

Cornwall ON – The Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) is very pro-active and continues to make seizures of contraband tobacco products.  Between April 22nd, 2010 and May 5th, 2010, officers from the CRTF made seizures in the following regions:

  • 1 seizure in Morrisburg, Ontario
  • 2 seizures in Cornwall, Ontario
  • 2 seizures in South Glengarry, Ontario

These seizures resulted in the arrest of five individuals

    2 from Cornwall, Ontario,
    1 from St. Regis, Quebec,
    1 from Laval, Quebec,

All are facing charges for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped according to the Excise Act 2001 and/or under authority of the Provincial Tobacco Tax Act.

And

44 year old Darron Doxtator from Oneida, Ontario, who is charged with possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped according to the Excise Act 200.  He also faces charges under authority of the Provincial Tobacco Tax Act.

Items Seized:

• 5 vehicles described as 2003 Ford Focus, 2001 Chevrolet S10 pick-up truck, 2002 Ford Econoline E250 van, 2004 Chevrolet Venture van, 1995 Chevrolet Astro van
• 3,400 assorted re-sealable bags each containing 200 cigarettes
• 633 kilograms of fine cut tobacco
• $920 CND currency

The CRTF’s investigations are very active along the smuggling routes used by organized crime groups.  This is a deterrent and helps to prevent criminal activity within our communities.

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3 Responses to "Cornwall Regional Task Force Tobacco Busts – Cornwall Ontario – May 7, 2010"

  1. Rodney Vander Veer   May 7, 2010 at 6:33 AM

    Waste of time and money.

  2. willie191   May 7, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    The Cornwall Regional TAX Force (CRTF)

  3. doomes007   May 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    The is directly responsible for this black market because of high tobacco prices.

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