RCMP Make Contraband Tobacco & Drug Seizure in Brandon

By Brian Schultz

RCMP have made a seizure of contraband cigarettes, cigars and cash in Brandon.

A search warrant was executed on January 12 at a residence on 7th Street, which turned up a total of 36 cartons of cigarettes, 133 cigars, 15 grams of marijuana and $3,980 in Canadian currency. The value of all tobacco products and cash seized is approximately $8,000.

A 59-year-old man from Brandon was arrested and faces a number of charges. He will appear in Brandon Court on February 11.

The investigation began after allegations that unstamped cigarettes were being sold in and around the Brandon area.

Anyone with any information on contraband tobacco products is asked to contact the RCMP Winnipeg Customs and Excise Section at (204) 983-5423 or via e-mail at smuggling_manitoba@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477.

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