BPS arrest Calgary man for allegedly transporting illegal tobacco

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Photo: Brandon Police Service

Source:  Brandon Police Service Media Release

On Sunday morning at approximately 11:45am, BPS members conducted a vehicle stop by the intersection of the TransCanada Highway and 18th Street North. The driver disclosed he had a suspended driver’s license and was arrested. In the back of the half ton truck were numerous sealed boxes. The boxes were full of cigarettes that were not marked for Tax purposes. There 22 boxes totaling 220,000 cigarettes. A 47yr old Calgary, Ab man was arrested for transporting illegal tobacco, tobacco not marked for Tax purposes and suspended driving. He was lodged at BCC to appear in Court on October 22nd. The truck and cigarettes were seized.