CRTF Nabs Nearly 2 Tons of Tobacco @ CAS in Cornwall Ontario 021419

1.9 Metric tons of contraband tobacco seized as determined task force nets back-to-back seizures (Cornwall, ON) On the evening of February 4, 2019, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) were conducting a border integrity operation along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River when a trio of snowmobiles were observed travelling without headlights and approaching the… Continue reading CRTF Nabs Nearly 2 Tons of Tobacco @ CAS in Cornwall Ontario 021419

Valleyfield RCMP Undercover Opp Awarded After Bringing Down Tobacco & Drug Fiends 111518

Montreal Quebec – In February 2015, the RCMP in Valleyfield was assigned to dismantle various criminal organizations involved in the trafficking of cocaine and contraband tobacco and cannabis in Akwesasne, Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. The legal challenges were complex, as investigators called in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, an undercover agent with… Continue reading Valleyfield RCMP Undercover Opp Awarded After Bringing Down Tobacco & Drug Fiends 111518

#OPP Charge 2 Seniors in Vankleek Hill Drug Bust Meth Morphine Guns Tobacco 011518

SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED Contraband Tobacco, drugs, cash, firearms seized (CHAMPLAIN TOWNSHIP, ON) – On Tuesday January 9, 2018, members of the Cornwall Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit, executed a Search Warrant in the Champlain Township, resulting in the seizure of contraband cigarettes,… Continue reading #OPP Charge 2 Seniors in Vankleek Hill Drug Bust Meth Morphine Guns Tobacco 011518

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Suspends 3 Wholesale Tobacco Licenses 010918

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Suspends Wholesale Tobacco Licenses Tribal Programs Owed $103,745 in Lost Licensing Fees AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department recently completed an investigation into the improper sale and distribution of New York State-issued cigarettes from mid-October to December 1, 2017. The investigation found that three licensed vendors conducted transactions that… Continue reading Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Suspends 3 Wholesale Tobacco Licenses 010918

Premier Wynne Cuts Initial Deal With Mohawks Of Akwesasne Over Tobacco 122017

Province Partnering with First Nations to Support Community Growth and Prosperity Ontario has signed an agreement-in-principle with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne on tobacco regulation and revenue-sharing to support community growth and prosperity, and advance self-regulation. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Grand Chief Abram Benedict of… Continue reading Premier Wynne Cuts Initial Deal With Mohawks Of Akwesasne Over Tobacco 122017

Project CENDRIER Nabs 16 in One Day Akwesasne Montreal Cocaine Cigs & Marijuana 121217

Cornwall Ontario – The RCMP swooped in and charged 16 people today as they attempt to bust an alleged tobacco smuggling network. Police are stating that the ring operates mainly out of the Akwesasne territory in NY to Kahnawake via Lac St. François. The police reported over 150 deliveries by boat were monitored. The Akwesasne Mohawk… Continue reading Project CENDRIER Nabs 16 in One Day Akwesasne Montreal Cocaine Cigs & Marijuana 121217

Tip Leads to CRTF Tobacco Bust BLAZE WHITE & TYLOR ARMSTRONG Busted 090517

    COMMUNITY TIP LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS BY THE CRTF (SUMMERSTOWN, ON) On August 28, 2017, while on patrol in the South Glengarry area, investigators of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) observed suspicious activity occurring along Chevrier Road. Officers observed a boat, loaded with garbage bags of contraband tobacco, being off loaded on… Continue reading Tip Leads to CRTF Tobacco Bust BLAZE WHITE & TYLOR ARMSTRONG Busted 090517

CRTF Nabs 1,587 KG of Cut Tobacco in Valleyfield APRIL 13, 2017

  Operation Yields Significant Contraband Seizure CORNWALL ONTARIO – While conducting an operation on the evening of April 9, 2017, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) observed a vessel traveling eastbound on the St. Lawrence River. The boat went ashore in the area of Pie XII Boulevard and the Beauharnois Canal, Valleyfield, Quebec.… Continue reading CRTF Nabs 1,587 KG of Cut Tobacco in Valleyfield APRIL 13, 2017

Cornwall Regional Task Force Seizes 3 Tons of Tobacco DEC 23, 2016

  Investigation results in 3 ton seizure: CRTF On December 20, 2016, during an enforcement operation, the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) intercepted a cube van exiting a South Glengarry shoreline property. The traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 3,080 kilograms of contraband fine cut tobacco. The following three (3) individuals from St-Jerome, Quebec… Continue reading Cornwall Regional Task Force Seizes 3 Tons of Tobacco DEC 23, 2016

Cornwall Regional Task Force Bust 1.2 Tons of Contraband Tobacco DEC 16, 2016

  CRTF Operation Leads to 1.2 Ton Contraband Seizure and Arrest of Four Individuals CORNWALL ONTARIO – During the early morning hours of December 7, 2016, the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) joined by the RCMP Valleyfield and Sûreté du Québec (SQ) observed a boat attend the shoreline in St-Anicet, QC area where garbage bags… Continue reading Cornwall Regional Task Force Bust 1.2 Tons of Contraband Tobacco DEC 16, 2016

2 Kahnawake Men Charged by CRTF in Cut Tobacco Bust NOV 24, 2016

  CORNWALL ONTARIO  – On the night of Tuesday, November 15, 2016, while conducting an operation along the St. Lawrence River, in South Glengarry, Ontario, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) observed a boat, approaching a privately owned campground and shortly thereafter, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was observed exiting this location.… Continue reading 2 Kahnawake Men Charged by CRTF in Cut Tobacco Bust NOV 24, 2016

CBSA & AMPS Charge JUSTINE JACOBS of Akwesasne With Border Running OCT 25, 2016

Cornwall port runner faces multiple charges   October 25, 2016    Cornwall, Ontario     Canada Border Services Agency The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that a woman is facing multiple charges after failing to comply with a request for a secondary examination at the Cornwall port of entry.   On October 5, 2016, Justine Jacobs,… Continue reading CBSA & AMPS Charge JUSTINE JACOBS of Akwesasne With Border Running OCT 25, 2016

Latest CRTF Akwesasne South Glengarry Tobacco Bust SEPT 23, 2016

CRTF Continues to Disrupt Organized Crime On Monday September 12, 2016, Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) investigators attended the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) Cornwall Port of Entry (POE) to follow up on a domestic contraband seizure. As such, Kevin BUCKSHOT (43 years of age), of Akwesasne, Ontario was arrested for being in possession of… Continue reading Latest CRTF Akwesasne South Glengarry Tobacco Bust SEPT 23, 2016

CRTF Makes MAJOR Tobacco Seizure Near Valleyfield Quebec MARCH 10, 2016

Over 2 ½ tons of fine cut tobacco seized by CRTF On March 2nd, 2016, while on patrol members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) spotted five (5) snowmobiles pulling snow tub sleds loaded with what appeared to be garbage bags. The snowmobiles were seen traveling eastbound on the frozen St Lawrence River shoreline… Continue reading CRTF Makes MAJOR Tobacco Seizure Near Valleyfield Quebec MARCH 10, 2016

Kathleen Wynne Creating Another Layer of Tobacco Enforcement in Ontario JAN 25, 2016

  Province Strengthening Enforcement and Collaboration Ontario is taking action to combat contraband tobacco and keep our communities safe by creating a new Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Team within the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Located within the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, the new team will be dedicated to investigating the smuggling and trafficking of contraband… Continue reading Kathleen Wynne Creating Another Layer of Tobacco Enforcement in Ontario JAN 25, 2016

Cornwall Regional Task Force Nabs More Tobacco – OCT 22, 2015 RCMP

From August to September, the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) members arrested 5 individuals and the following items were seized: One pickup truck, Two boats Three motors 1,196 kgs of fine cut tobacco 51 cases of contraband tobacco On August 4, 2015 members of the Cornwall Regional Task force (CRTF) marine unit observed a large… Continue reading Cornwall Regional Task Force Nabs More Tobacco – OCT 22, 2015 RCMP

Cornwall Regional Task Force Tobacco Busts for THURSDAY FEB 19, 2015 #CRTF

CORNWALL Ontario – Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) members were conducting surveillance of the St Lawrence River in the Bainsville area. Officers observed a vessel travelling eastbound in the channel of the St Lawrence River at a high rate of speed, without navigation lights and two individuals on board. The vessel approached the Ontario shoreline near County… Continue reading Cornwall Regional Task Force Tobacco Busts for THURSDAY FEB 19, 2015 #CRTF

CRTF Round Up – Tobacco Catches Shrinking in Cornwall Ontario Area – DEC 15, 2014

 CFN – On November 3, 2014 members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) were conducting surveillance in the Bainsville area of South Glengarry, when they noticed a boat with two occupants travel into the bay without navigation lights on. Members closed in on the area where the boat was seen and observed a white… Continue reading CRTF Round Up – Tobacco Catches Shrinking in Cornwall Ontario Area – DEC 15, 2014

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