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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $30,000 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $30,000 Fine

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Mohamad Al Zarif

Location of Offence: Burlington

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

Date of Offence: May 9, 2018

Date of Conviction: May 31, 2019, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court

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

Background: On May 9, 2018, based on an investigation, a vehicle was searched and 35,400 unmarked cigarettes were discovered. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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