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Police seize contraband tobacco

Police have charged a Calgary man with trafficking illegal tobacco.
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KENORA, Ont. – Kenora OPP have charged a 64-year-old man with trafficking contraband tobacco.

According to a release, police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17a. During the vehicle stop, an officer determined the male driver was transporting a number of unmarked cigarettes.

With the assistance of an OPP K9 unit, police located about 190 cases of illegal tobacco, with an estimated street value of $332,500.

As a result of the investigation, a 64-year-old man from Calgary has been charged with trafficking contraband tobacco and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

He is scheduled to appear in court June 7.