Quebec man arrested after traffic stop nets nearly 3 million smuggled cigarettes.
A 64-year-old Quebec man is in jail pending a bail hearing after a traffic stop netted 2.96 million contraband cigarettes Monday.
A Napanee OPP officer stopped the U-Haul the man was driving on Highway 401 in Greater Napanee at about 12:45 p.m.
With the help of the contraband tobacco enforcement team, his investigation revealed the cigarettes, which were seized by police along with the truck and several thousand dollars in cash.
The man, whom police did not identify, was to appear in court in Napanee on Tuesday afternoon to face charges including two counts each of possession of contraband for the purpose of sale, transportation of contraband and failing to comply with a probation order. He is also facing two charges under Ontario’s Tobacco Tax Act.