$8,000 Fine for Possession of Untaxed Tobacco
Convicted: Hussam Ibrahim
Description of Offence: Possession of untaxed tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: March 20, 2017
Date of Conviction: May 28, 2018, at the Toronto Ontario Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $8,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On March 20, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators executed search warrants and discovered 375,000 grams of untaxed tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.