Manitoba Finance’s Taxation Special Investigations Unit seized over 112-thousand contraband cigarettes.
Also seized following a search of a Winnipeg man’s house and vehicle was over $24-hundred dollars in cash and 94 grams of marijuana.
Unit members arrested 67-year-old Graham Thomson last Tuesday (July 24) who was allegedly in the process of delivering the cigarettes.
He’s facing charges including possession of non-Manitoba marked tobacco and wilful evasion of paying Manitoba tobacco tax.
If convicted, Thomson faces fines between a thousand and 10-thousand dollars and/or up to 6 months in prison.
The province says, in a news release, they stood to lose over $33-thousand in tax revenue had those cigarettes been sold.