Tobacco smuggling – Revenu Québec announced fines totaling more than $ 525,000 for three offenders

QUÉBEC, May 23, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – Revenu Québec announces that the three persons mentioned below have been convicted of tobacco smuggling. They were ordered to pay fines totaling more than $ 525,000 within a period of 24 months.

These people have been accused in particular of having sold, delivered or had in their possession tobacco for retail sale in Québec the package was not identified in accordance with the Act on tax on tobacco, to making the transmission or delivery of tobacco to be sold in a package is not identified in accordance with the Act and to have used a credit union in Quebec for the sale, delivery, movement or storage of packages tobacco which was not identified by the people, in the manner or with the prescribed conditions. Moreover, these people were not registered with Revenu Québec and were holders of any required by the Act to engage in commercial activities related to tobacco products allowed. Judgments ordered the confiscation and destruction of seized tobacco.

NAME RESIDENCE DATE OF CONVICTION FINES AND PAYMENT DEADLINE
Daniel Latour Montreal 2014-05-08 $ 284,280 – 24 months
This sentence pronounced by the magistrate judge Serge Delisle, is the result of an operation performed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Investigation Division of smuggling of the Sûreté du Québec. On 11 June 2009, the police conducted an operation to intercept smugglers. They seized 920,000 contraband cigarettes in the vehicle driven by Mr. Latour. The court also ordered the confiscation and destruction of seized tobacco.
David Allen Doxtator Cornwall (Ontario) 2014-05-08 175 $ 888.20 – 12 months
This sentence pronounced by the magistrate judge Serge Delisle, is the result of an operation performed by the Sûreté du Québec. On 6 November 2009, the police conducted an operation to intercept a smuggler and seized 539,000 contraband cigarettes. The court also ordered the confiscation and destruction of seized tobacco.
Helen Richer Hinchinbrooke 2014-05-08 $ 65,400 – 24 months
This sentence pronounced by the magistrate judge Serge Delisle, is the result of an operation performed by the Sûreté du Québec. February 9, 2012, the police conducted an operation to intercept a smuggler. They seized 200,000 contraband cigarettes. The court also ordered the confiscation and destruction of seized tobacco.

Revenu Québec wishes to inform those engaged in commercial activities related to tobacco products they must be holders required by the Act to permit manufacture, import, transport, store or wholesale tobacco products. In addition, the tobacco intended for retail sale in Québec must be identified in the manner and under the conditions prescribed by regulation. Failure of one of these requirements is an offense and may lead to a fine of $ 6,000 and a maximum term of imprisonment of two years. People who buy contraband tobacco for personal consumption are liable, in turn, to a minimum fine of $ 350.

JUST. FOR ALL. 
Revenu Québec ‘s mission is to ensure that everyone pays their fair share of funding for public services. Its objective is to maintain tax fairness in the interest of all.

FOR INFORMATION: Stéphane Dion
Head of Public Relations and Spokesperson
Revenu Québec
Telephone: 418 652-5115
Email: stephane.dion @ revenuquebec.ca

source: http://www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca/

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