CORNWALL – The Cornwall Regional Task Force has nabbed 318 kilograms (700 pounds) of contraband tobacco, packed in a city storage locker.
The mini-storage unit was searched on Dec. 4 after the CRTF obtained a search warrant. While the seizure happened at the beginning of the month, details of the police action weren’t released until this week.
The fine cut tobacco, as well as a pickup truck, was seized.
A 50-year-old man from Akwesasne is facing charges under the Criminal Code and Excise Act. Charges under the Ontario Tobacco Tax Act are pending.