July 12, 2018 1:08 pm

Moncton man arrested after New Brunswick RCMP seize 180,000 illegal cigarettes

New Brunswick RCMP seized 180,000 illegal cigarettes on July 6, 2018.

New Brunswick RCMP

The New Brunswick RCMP have arrested a Moncton man after a seizure of 180,000 illegal cigarettes in Prince William, N.B.

Police say that on July 6, at approximately 10:20 a.m., they received a report of a vehicle in a ditch off the Trans-Canada Highway in Prince William.

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As part of their investigation, police seized 180,000 contraband cigarettes that were located in the trunk and back of the car.

As a result, a 43-year-old man from Moncton was arrested at the scene and later released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

The Mounties say their investigation is ongoing.

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