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Store Owner Fined $12,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Store Owner Fined $12,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Thanh Luu and Chi Thanh Food Market Inc.

Location of Offence: Toronto

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

Date of Offence: June 23, 2017

Date of Convictions: July 13, 2018, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed:

  • Thanh Luu received a fine of $12,000 and a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act
  • Chi Thanh Food Market Inc. was given a suspended sentence

Background: On June 23, 2017, officers from the Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant at a business and a residence and discovered 78,400 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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