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$14,532 Fine and Probation for Possession of Untaxed Cigars

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$14,532 Fine and Probation for Possession of Untaxed Cigars

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Asif Ahmed Khan

Location: Toronto

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

Penalties Imposed:

  • 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.

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