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News  August 28, 2014 2:19PM

Truck driver arrested after more than 15,000 kg of tobacco seized at border crossing



MONTREAL, Que. –  A trucker is in some serious heat after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec tobaccoworked together to discover he had attempted to smuggle more than 15,000 kg of contraband tobacco at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle port of entry.

The man was driving a tractor semi-trailer and upon a complete inspection at the port, border service officers discovered the tobacco behind boxes of vegetables.

The driver was arrested and a criminal investigation has been launched.

“This operation is the result of combined efforts with our partners to address the problem of large-scale tobacco smuggling,” said Benoit Chiquette, regional director general, CBSA, Quebec Region. “Seizures of this magnitude remove significant quantities of illicit tobacco from the contraband market.”


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2 Comments » for Truck driver arrested after more than 15,000 kg of tobacco seized at border crossing
  1. LarryFreedom says:

    Thank you RCMP and Surete to ensure that we continue paying 10$ / pack in Canada. Thank you very much for making sure that Canadians keep paying higher prices for every goods that they buy.

  2. Art Jones says:

    Sincerely, Thank you CBSA, RCMP, SQ. Good job.

    Either smokers be “excluded” from health benefits, or tobacco products be taxed high enough to cover the costs of tobacco related illness!!

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