RCMP lay charges under the Excise Act
Portage la Prairie RCMP have laid charges in connection with a contraband cigarette investigation that began earlier this month.
Just before 5:30pm on September 5, 2012, while conducting an investigation, Portage la Prairie RCMP and General Investigation Section seized a quantity of contraband cigarettes.
During the investigation, police attended Tecza Motors on Saskatchewan Avenue in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Subsequent investigation revealed that contraband cigarettes were being sold from that location.
63-year-old Rudy Tecza of Portage la Prairie, has been charged with possession or sale of unmarked tobacco under the Excise Act. 46-year-old Pamela Moore of Oakville, has been charged with possession of unmarked tobacco. Both are scheduled to appear in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court on October 1, 2012.
Police continue to investigate.
Anyone with information regarding the sale or possession of contraband cigarettes is asked to call their local police agency or RCMP Detachment.