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RCMP seize contraband cigarettes during routine Penticton traffic stop

Penticton RCMP seized $6,000 in illegal cigarettes during a traffic stop today, March 24, 2020.
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March 24, 2020 - 5:20 PM

A routine traffic stop resulted in Penticton RCMP seizing a large quantity of illegal cigarettes.

Penticton RCMP, accompanied by members from South Okanagan Traffic Services, were conducting a pro-active traffic stop in a parking lot near Industrial Avenue and Main Street today, March 24, around 3 p.m. when officers discovered 60 illegal cartons of cigarettes in the trunk.

Police estimate the street value of the seizure at $6,000.

An investigation is ongoing with charges being considered, spokesperson Const. James Grandy said in a press release.

“Our officers are conducting numerous pro-active patrols to keep our city safe. Officers never know what items or people they will come in contact with,” Grandy said.


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