RCMP seize nearly 120,000 contraband cigarettes following traffic stop

Sathia Kumar

The New Brunswick RCMP has seized a nearly 120,000 contraband cigarettes following a traffic stop near Upper Rexton, N.B.

On October 3, 2022, at approximately 3 p.m., members of the New Brunswick RCMP Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 116, near Upper Rexton. The driver of the vehicle, a 64-year-old man from Moncton, was found to be in possession of a significant quantity of contraband cigarettes. The man was arrested at the scene without incident.

Following the arrest, police conducted a search of the vehicle, and seized a total of 119,400 cigarettes. The vehicle was towed.

The 64-year-old man was later released, and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court in February 2023.

The investigation is ongoing.

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