Traffic stop leads to significant seizure of contraband cigarettes

Vernon-Okanagan-Nord

2023-01-25 10:43 HNP

Dossier nº 2023-340

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photo of boxes of seized cigarettes

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP seized nearly 1.5 million contraband cigarettes following a traffic stop in Vernon.

On Sunday, January 8th, 2023 around 10 p.m., a frontline officer from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle towing a trailer in the 4800-block of 27th St. The man operating the vehicle was found to be prohibited from driving and was arrested by the officer. Following the arrest and as a result of further investigation, police discovered evidence that led to the seizure of nearly 1.5 million cigarettes; all believed to be contraband.

The 45-year old Lumby man was released from police custody pending a future court appearance.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chris Terleski
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Vernon-Okanagan-Nord
3402, 30e Rue, Vernon (C.-B.) V1T 5E5
Bureau : 250-260-7161
Télécopieur : 250-260-7191

Courriel : medias_vernon@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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