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Jail Sentence for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Jail Sentence for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Kyle Patrick Benedict

Location: Cornwall

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: July 27, 2017

Date of Conviction: September 6, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail

Background: On July 27, 2017, an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency searched a vehicle and discovered 187 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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