Two days, two seizures, one location

In this June 2014, file photo, the RCMP show off baggies of contraband tobacco seized by their officers. (RCMP via Newswatch Group, File)

BAINSVILLE – You would think police enforcement at a certain location would deter criminals from conducting business.

But members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force and O.P.P. must have had a case of deja vu after making two contraband tobacco seizures in two days at the same location.

After receiving a tip about suspicious activity at a Bainsville waterfront property, CRTF officers with help from the SD&G O.P.P. seized 176 kilograms (388 pounds) of fine cut tobacco and five cases of unstamped cigarettes.

The next day, O.P.P. were called for more “suspicious activity” at the same location and a 41-year-old man from Saint-Remi, Que. (south of Montreal) was arrested at the scene and turned over to the CRTF.

Another 15 cases of cigarettes (750 cartons) was seized as well as a pickup truck at the scene.

The man was later released and will appear in court in Cornwall later this month.