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Penticton RCMP seize 60 cartons of illegal cigarettes

Police said they seized approximately $6,000 in illegal cigarettes during a traffic stop in Penticton. .
Police said they seized approximately $6,000 in illegal cigarettes during a traffic stop in Penticton. . Courtesy: RCMP

Officers in Penticton say they have seized thousands of dollars in illegal cigarettes.

RCMP said they conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot located near Industrial Avenue and Main Street on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

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“During the stop, officers located and seized 60 cartons of illegal cartons of cigarettes in the trunk. The street valued is estimated at $6,000,” Const. James Grandy said in a news release.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and charges are still being considered.

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