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 travellingContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

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 inContinue Reading

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 threeContinue Reading

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, andContinue Reading

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 boatContinue Reading

    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 contrabandContinue Reading

  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 theContinue Reading