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Nearly $1 million in tobacco seized at the Peace Bridge

Posted: 12:51 PM, Feb 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-08 18:01:35Z
Authorities seize 15,000 kilos of tobacco
Authorities seize 15,000 kilos of tobacco

Canadian authorities seized over 15,500 kilograms of undeclared loose leaf tobacco at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie.

On January 22, 2018, a border services officer working at Peace Bridge Commercial Operations referred a tractor trailer with a shipment declared as cardboard boxes for a secondary examination.

Upon examining the cardboard boxes, border services officers discovered 132 boxes of undeclared loose leaf tobacco weighing a total of 15,535 kg with an estimated value of $1.2 million Canadian dollars, roughly worth $952,000 U.S.

The investigation is ongoing.