Traffic stop leads to seizure of 65 hundred illegal cigarettes in West Lincoln
Police got more than expected after stopping a van for speeding on Regional Road 20 in West Lincoln Tuesday afternoon.
After pulling over the van, the officer detected a strong odour of fresh tobacco coming from the vehicle.
Looking inside the van, the officer noticed a large quantity of illegal cigarettes in the passenger side of the van.
An investigaton revealed the driver had 65 hundred cigarettes obtained in Caledonia.
The male driver, and his female passenger, are charged with possession of unmarked cigarettes and possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale contrary to the Tobacco Tax Act.
Niagara Regional Police are reminding you it is illegal to possess any quantity of unmarked cigarettes.
Fines for possessing unmarked cigarettes are typically triple the normal duty/tax of approximately $25 per bag/carton.