NEW GLASGOW – A 41-year-old man Pictou County man has been charged under the Excise Tax Act in relation to one of the area's largest unstamped tobacco busts.
Const. Ken MacDonald of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service, left, and Cpl. Andrew Joyce of the Pictou County District RCMP, stand beside 80,000 unstamped cigarettes sized during a traffic stop in Abercrombie earlier this week. A 41-year-old Pictou County man has been charged and will make his first court appearance in December. Sueann Musick – The News
The Pictou County integrated Street Crime United conducted a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Abercrombie and as a result 80,000 cigarettes with a street value of $14,000 were seized.
"Unstamped tobacco is a large problem nation-wide," said Andrew Joyce of the Pictou County RCMP. "It leads to major organized crime and as the underbelly of our society it has the potential to draw our nation down to third world status. This is taken very serious by police."
The accused man, who has been released from police custody, will make his first court appearance on Dec. 16.