CRTF officers seize nearly 700 kilograms of tobacco

CORNWALL – The Cornwall Regional Task Force has seized nearly 700 kilograms of contraband tobacco in South Glengarry.

Officers on border security patrol, stopped a pickup truck leaving the St. Lawrence River shoreline on Wednesday last week (Jan. 9) after a boat pulled in and dropped off some goods.

Officers seized 692 kilograms (1,525 pounds) of fine cut tobacco, as well as the truck – a 2001 Ford F-150.

A 42-year-old Akwesasne man has been charged with possession of unstamped tobacco under the Excise Act.

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