Canada - Police arrest 46 in tobacco crackdown..

November 27, 2008 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have arrested 46 people and seized more than 9 million cigarettes as part of a crackdown on contraband tobacco smuggling. Also seized was 2,332.3 kilograms of fine cut tobacco and 50 cartons of peach flavor light cigars. The offenders departing the Cornwall, Ontario area towards Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa were identified and intercepted.

In February 2008 RCMP also disrupted the contraband tobacco supply chain seizing 9.5 million cigarettes and 800 kilograms of fine cut tobacco.

Reference: Forty-Six People Arrested for Possession of Contraband Tobacco during High Intensity Enforcement Project, Canada Newswire, 11/28/2008.

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