Contraband cigarettes wash ashore in Cornwall

Garbage bags of fine cut contraband tobacco. (RCMP via Newswatch Group, File)

CORNWALL – A keen-eyed citizen is credited with spotting some contraband cigarettes.

But in this case, it was no team of shady characters loading boxes or garbage bags into vans or boats.

The person reported two black garbage bags washed up on shore near the boathouse on Montreal Road.

Cornwall Regional Task Force members went to the scene and opened the bags; they found a total of 100 baggies of contraband cigarettes worth about $2,200.

Police have no suspects.

The find was made June 14 however police only released details during their monthly report on Friday.

It was part of a month where police seized 1,720 kilograms of fine cut tobacco, two cases of contraband cigarettes, one vehicle and a boat and motor.

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