RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $

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RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $

Postby NinjaNikki » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:10 am

RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $2.4 Million

TORONTO, July 16 /CNW/ - A joint forces operation involving the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area Customs and Excise
Section; Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Investigations and Intelligence
Divisions for the Greater Toronto Area and CBSA Container Examination Facility
(CEF) Division Vancouver, B.C. resulted in the seizure of 49,000 cartons of
various Chinese brands of cigarettes with an approximate total value of more
than $2.4 million.
As a result of a contraband examination conducted by CBSA CEF Division
Vancouver, a search warrant was executed on a rental truck location on
Tapscott Road, Scarborough. There authorities found caseloads of illicit
tobacco. Two additional search warrants were executed on another rental truck
business and garage located at Aldergrove Drive, Markham, Ontario. During
these searches, one truckload of contraband tobacco was being unloaded by
several of the accused. The police believe that the cigarettes originated in
China, were shipped in a freight container to Canada and that the cigarettes
were destined for the Toronto market.
Seven men were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of tobacco
products contrary to section 32(1) of the Excise Act 2001. The following will
appear in court on August 10, 2007, facing charges under the Excise Act 2001:

ZHANG, Liqiang (age 29), Markham, Ontario
ZHANG, Shou Hua (age 38), Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
PARK, Eugene (age 28), Toronto, Ontario
LY, Vin-Sam (age 26) , Toronto, Ontario
LIN, Chang Chung (age 35), Toronto, Ontario
LIN, Chang Yu (age 38), Toronto, Ontario
DO, Truong Cao (age 25), Mississauga, Ontario

"These seizures represent over one million dollars in duties and taxes
lost by the Federal and Provincial governments," stated RCMP Staff Sergeant
John Morton, NCO i/c Toronto East Customs and Excise Section. "The
distribution of contraband tobacco products in Canada has serious consequences
for the Canadian taxpayers. It will result with loss of government revenue
which will subsequently affect the delivery of health care services and
educational programs. It also exposes the public to a higher health risk and
facilitates young Canadians to obtain tobacco products through the illicit
market."




For further information: Media Contact: Sgt. Susan Riddell, RCMP TED
CES, office: (905) 697-6017, cell: (905) 439-0143; Patrizia GIOLTI, Canada
Border Services Agency - Toronto, office: (905) 803-5218; Faith St. John,
Canada Border Services Agency - Vancouver, office: (604) 666-5492


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Re: RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $

Postby echo1 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:02 pm

Well done to all those involved!

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Postby SPC » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:23 am

T.M. were you or your agency in on the Ontario aspect of this??
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Re: RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $

Postby T.M.DIESEL » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:16 pm

Nice haul, good job. :thumbsup:
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Re: RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $

Postby Z# » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:30 am

Additional congratulatory comment! :thumbsup:
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Postby OU812 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:14 pm

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Re: RCMP/CBSA Seize 49,000 Cartons Contraband Cigarettes Worth $

Postby veritas_aequitas » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:22 am

Nice pinch!
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