Traffic stops leads to contraband tobacco seizure

Midway

2024-06-03 13:42 HAP

Dossier nº 2024-1361

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, a Midway frontline RCMP officer was conducting routine traffic enforcement on Highway 3, near Rock Creek, B.C., when he conducted a traffic stop to check for valid driver’s license and registration.

In the course of the interaction the officer noticed tobacco packaging that did not bear the required tax stamp on its packaging which is required by law. The driver and passenger were subsequently arrested under the Excise Act and a search of the vehicle yielded approximately $42,000 worth of illicit tobacco, and a large quantity of Canadian currency.

The driver and passenger, both from Armstrong, BC, face charges under the Excise Act, along with an additional charge relating to possession of a prohibited weapon.

The proactive work carried out by this officer highlights the commitment our officers have to keeping our roads and communities safe, says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson.

Residents in all areas of the province are encouraged to contact their local police to report any suspicion of illegal activities in their communities.

Diffusé par :

Cap. James Grandy
S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les m├ędias)
District du Sud-Est
Bureau : 250-460-2398

Courriel : james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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