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Ten thousand illegal smokes seized from Thompson airport: Manitoba RCMP

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Ten thousand illegal smokes seized from Thompson airport: Manitoba RCMP
After a raid on a plane Monday, Manitoba RCMP say they have taken 10,000 illegal cigarettes off the streets – Jul 8, 2022

After a raid on a plane Monday, Manitoba RCMP say they have taken 10,000 illegal cigarettes off the streets.

Officers were initially tipped off about cocaine being brought onto a Lac Brochet-bound plane at the Thompson Municipal Airport.

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While no cocaine was found, police turned up multiple cartons of unstamped cigarettes among the belongings of three passengers.

The suspects, all from Lac Brochet, were arrested on-scene.

Two men, 56 and 45, and a 27-year-old woman face multiple charges under the Criminal Code and Excise Act and were released with an upcoming court date.

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