Albertans busted with illegal tobacco by Manitoba RCMP

Two Grande Prairie, Alta., residents have a court date in Brandon after a traffic stop led to a seizure of what RCMP called a “substantial amount” of illegal tobacco products on Wednesday afternoon.

The pair’s vehicle was pulled over on Highway 1 in the RM of Whitehead by Manitoba RCMP, who arrested and charged the suspects — a 44-year-old woman and 23-year-old man — with possession of unstamped tobacco offences under the criminal code, the Excise Act 2001, and the tax administration and miscellaneous taxes act.

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They were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on April 8, 2021, in Brandon.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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