Shipment Of Illegal Smokes Halted

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 13:12 PM

A huge seizure of illegal cigarettes by the OPP in Kenora.

Police say they pulled over a vehicle on the Kenora By-Pass Tuesday afternoon and discovered the driver was transporting some unmarked cigarettes.

With the help of a K-9 unit, a search of the vehicle uncovered 190 cases of illegal smokes along with some Canadian currency.

The estimated street value of the tobcco products is just over $332-thousand.

A 64-year-old Calgary man has been charged with trafficking contraband tobacco and possesion of property obtained by crime over five thousand dollars.

He is due in Kenora Court on June 7 to answer the charges.