Selkirk RCMP seize large quantity of contraband cigarettes during search

May 10, 2024
Selkirk, Manitoba

News release


Photo of cigarettes seized
Photo of cigarettes seized
Photo of cigarettes seized
Photo of cannabis seized

On April 24, 2024, as a result of an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of unregulated tobacco and cannabis within the City of Selkirk, officers with the Selkirk RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS) and Manitoba Finance Special Investigations Unit, executed a search warrant at a business located in the 400 block of Main Street in Selkirk.

As a result of the search, officers seized over 42,000 illegal cigarettes, a small quantity of cannabis and over $18,000 in cash.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old male, from Winnipeg, who was later released from custody for a court appearance scheduled for July 5, 2024, in Selkirk where he will face charges including Possession of Proceeds of Crime, Possession for the Purpose of Selling and Unauthorized Distribution under the Cannabis Act as well as Possess 25 or more units of unmarked Tobacco under the Tax Administration and Miscellaneous Taxes Act (TAMTA). If convicted, he could face a mandatory triple tax penalty of over $40,000.00 under the TAMTA.

RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Phone: 204-983-8497

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations
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File number: 2024-499983

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