Police seize 6.6 million unstamped cigarettes

The Saskatchewan RCMP seized an estimated $3.3 million worth of unstamped cigarettes earlier this month.

Members of the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol (SHP) and the RCMP seized 6.6 million unstamped cigarettes on March 1st when an officer stopped a commercial vehicle on Highway #1, east of Indian Head.

During the roadside check, the officer searched the trailer, which revealed 22 pallets of unstamped cigarettes.

As a result, the vehicle’s driver and passenger were charged with several counts under the Criminal Code and The Tobacco Tax Act.

The driver was released and is scheduled to appear in Indian Head Provincial Court in June.

The passenger was remanded to appear at Regina Provincial Court. The passenger was also found to have breached a Conditional Sentence Order related to a customs-related offence with the Canadian Border Services Agency.

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