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Quarterly 2012 Contraband Tobacco Statistics

  • Between January 1st, 2012 and April 30th, 2012, the RCMP seized approximately 97,000 cartons/unmarked bags of illegal cigarettes Canada-wide, representing a 67% decrease over 2011 seizures during the same time period of 297,000.
  • Between January 1st, 2012 and April 30th, 2012, the RCMP seized approximately 4,300 kilograms of fine cut tobacco, representing a 61% decrease from the 2011 seizures during the same time period of 11,000 kilograms.
  • Between January 1st, 2012 and April 30th, 2012, the RCMP seized approximately 369,000 illegal cigars, representing a 44% increase from the 2011 seizures during the same time period of 256,000.
  • No raw leaf tobacco was seized during this time period in both 2012 and 2011.