Man arrested following seizure of 310,000 illegal cigarettes

September 14, 2020
Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick

News release


Illegal cigarettes seized

The Grand Bay-Westfield RCMP has arrested a man following a seizure of 310,000 illegal cigarettes in Saint John, N.B.

On September 11, 2020, at approximately 4:20 a.m., police stopped a vehicle hauling a trailer on Route 7. During the stop, police noticed contraband tobacco inside the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and trailer revealed more than 310,000 illegal cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and a 45-year-old man from Moncton was arrested and later released from custody. He is scheduled to appear in Saint John Provincial Court at a later date.

The investigation is ongoing.

Members of the Hampton RCMP detachment and Saint John Police Force assisted during the search.


Contact information

Cst. Brett Knox or Cpl. Tom White
Grand Bay-Westfield Detachment
Southeast District RCMP

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