RCMP seize contraband cigarettes with estimated value of $150,000 during traffic stop
Officers said 980,000 contraband cigarettes were seized on Dec. 20. (image courtesy Powerview RCMP)
Published Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:09PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:13PM CST
Police pulled over a pickup truck on Dec. 20 that was towing a rental trailer and found 980,000 cigarettes inside it, said RCMP.
Powerview RCMP pulled over the truck and trailer shortly after 1 p.m. Dec. 20.
A 32-year-old man from Fort Alexander and a 52-year-old man from Winnipeg face charges of possession of contraband tobacco under the Excise Act.
Manitoba Finance said the men will also be facing charges under the Manitoba Tobacco Tax Act and Miscellaneous Taxes Act.