Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Two men busted for illegal smokes

  • Print

Two Manitoba men face charges of possessing unmarked cigarettes.

The Manitoba Finance taxation division special investigations unit and the Winnipeg Police Service stopped and detained the two suspects on Wednesday, the province said today.

Searches of a vehicles and a private garage in Winnipeg uncovered 1,564 cartons and six packages (312,950 cigarettes) not marked for sale in Manitoba.

With the help of RCMP, subsequent searches of a vehicle and two residences in the RM of Rosser led to the seizure of $31,135 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime. One loaded firearm was also found.

Two men, aged 60 and 67, face charges of possession of non-Manitoba marked cigarettes under the Manitoba Tobacco Tax Act and the Tax Administration and Miscellaneous Taxes Act. They each face fines of $1,000 to $10,000 and/or up to six months in jail and a triple tax penalty of $272,266.50.

Manitoba stood to lose $90,755.50 in tax revenues if this tobacco had been sold on the black market, the province said.

Winnipeg police say the 69-year-old man from Winnipeg has also been charged with failing to comply with a condition of undertaking and was detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because they might prejudice a case before the courts.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Rumor's 30th Anniversary with Mike Wilmot, Darryl Lenox, Dave Hemstad & Derek Edwards

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A young goose   reaches for long strands of grass Friday night near McGillvary Blvd-See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge- Day 19 - May 23, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Carolyn Kavanagh(10) had this large dragonfly land on her while spending time at Winnetka Lake, Ontario. photo by Andrea Kavanagh (mom0 show us your summer winnipeg free press

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Are you concerned about the death of a seal at the Assiniboine Park Zoo?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google