Authorities in Manitoba have seized more than 1.1 million contraband cigarettes, and arrested 4 people in separate incidents last month.
On October 2nd, 488 thousand cigarettes and 150 1.75 litre bottles of non-duty alcohol were seized east of Winnipeg from a westbound vehicle.
One man was arrested.
On the 27th, 3 men were arrested and 689 thousand cigarettes along with 3 thousand dollars cash was recovered in Winnipeg.
Provincial officials say the lost tax revenue from the smokes alone was over 340 thousand dollars.