Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Traffic stop leads Vernon cops to 1.5m contraband smokes

Plans to transport 1.5m contraband cigarettes went up in smoke for a Lumby man. Vernon RCMP seized the illegal smokes following a routine traffic stop in Vernon on Jan. 8. The 45-year-old was released from custody pending a court appearance. Cops investigate. Contraband cigarettes is a multimillion-dollar business in Canada.
'Rolled Gold' is a native brand. It appeared on the market in 2015 from the Kahnawake Reserve. It is produced in massive quantities on the reserve in Quebec, exempt from tax.
See ----->1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are contraband