CORNWALL – A former Akwesasne police officer has been arrested at Cornwall’s border for allegedly smuggling tobacco.
In a news release Friday (Sept. 28), the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) said its chief was notified Sept. 17 of the arrest of Justin Delormier at the Cornwall port of entry.
The AMPS said Delormier was not on active duty and has been on leave since 2016. “He is no longer an employee of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne,” the police force said.
Angelique Digard, an RCMP constable with the Cornwall Regional Task Force, told Cornwall Newswatch, Delormier will be in court Nov. 6 to face a charge of possession of unstamped tobacco under the Excise Act.
When asked what sort of tobacco was allegedly being smuggled, the quantities and the means of transport, Dignard said more information would be released later this week.