$14,532 Fine and Probation for Possession of Untaxed Cigars
Convicted: Asif Ahmed Khan
Description of Offence: Possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: December 6, 2017
Date of Conviction: April 26, 2018, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court
- A fine of $14,532.38 for possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale and a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
- A suspended sentence and 12 months of probation for possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale.
Background: On December 6, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched two vehicles and discovered 9,970 untaxed cigars. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.