On March 22, 2018, officers with the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF), working in collaboration with their Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) partners, arrested two individuals following a vehicle traffic stop at a South Glengarry marina. The female driver, Elizabeth MARACLE (aged 59) from Akwesasne, Ontario and a male passenger, Rahsontanohstha DELORMIER (aged 23) from Akwesasne, New York were subsequently charged for being in possession of unstamped tobacco, pursuant to the Excise Act, 2001. They will both appear in Cornwall Provincial Court on April 17, 2018.
The vehicle along with 12 bags of fine cut tobacco weighing a total of 214.3 kg were seized.
“This is another great example of collaborative efforts with our partners to disrupt organize crime activities. With the spring weather approaching, we would like to remind everyone of the importance, as a community, to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to police immediately,” stated Insp. Sue Black, Officer in charge of the RCMP Cornwall Detachment.
If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your area, please contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Source: Cornwall Seaway News