The chief of the Montana First Nation been suspended after admitting her role in storing 14 million contraband cigarettes worth an estimated $7 million, were seized Thursday.
The cigarettes were found stored in a Quonset that belonged to the First Nation. Chief Carolyn Buffalo of the Montana First Nation did not deny that the cigarettes were in the possession of the First Nation.
Band members told CTV News Buffalo and band councillor Leonard Standingontheroad have both lost their roles with the band pending an investigation.
"I'll apologize as many times as I need to," said Buffalo. "The truth is we were trying to get our economy going because we have no money," said Buffalo.
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission announced Fbeen suspended after admitting her role in storing 14 million contraband cigarettes from a storage building on the Montana First Nation near Wetaskiwin.
Reference: been suspended after admitting her role in storing 14 million contraband cigarettes edmonton.ctv.ca, 1/7/2011
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