January 15, 2019 8:43 am
Updated: January 15, 2019 9:28 am

Napanee OPP seize nearly 3 million illegal cigarettes

OPP say they apprehended a van on Highway 401 carrying 2.96 million illegal cigarettes.

Napanee OPP

Napanee OPP have charged a Quebec man under the Ontario Tobacco Tax Act.

Police stopped the man Monday at about 12:45 p.m. as he was travelling westbound on Highway 401.

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They say they found 296 cases of illegal cigarettes or about 2.96 million cigarettes in the vehicle.

Police seized the vehicle as well as several thousand dollars of cash.

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The 64-year-old was charged with two counts of possession of contraband for the purpose of sale, transportation of contraband and failing to comply with a probation order.

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