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$30,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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$30,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Minjia Li

Location of Offence: Hamilton

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: April 28, 2018

Date of Conviction: July 31, 2018, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $30,000 and a 12-month probation order was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On April 28, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 97,600 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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