Two men have been charged after the Ministry of Finance and OPP seized tobacco products

BRANT AND HALDIMAND COUNTIES, ON –  The Ministry of Finance (MOF), Haldimand OPP, and HSD/TIME, charged two men in connection with the seizure of what they are calling “contraband” tobacco products during  a two-day initiative April 22 and 25, 2024, that resulted in a tax loss to Ontario and “His Majesty the King” they estimate at $2.9 million. OPP said they seized a total of 8,422,800 “unstamped contraband” cigarettes, equivalent to 842.3 cases, during two traffic stops . They said the tax loss to Ontario was estimated at $1,556,112.30, calculated at $0.18475 per cigarette and  the tax loss to “His Majesty the King is estimated at $1,396,163.32, calculated at $0.16576 per cigarette.” The OPP said the total tax loss recovered from the seizure amounts to $2,952,275.63. Summary of results in…

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