Police seized $67,000 worth of illegal cigarettes yesterday. Officers made the traffic stop around 1:15 p.m. on Hwy. 17, approximately 20 km West of Ignace.
As a result, officers seized a total of 27 cases -- or 1,350 cartons of unmarked cigarettes.
Robert Brown, 56, of Winnipeg has been charged with Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco contrary to Section 121.1 of the Criminal Code.
He was released from custody and will appear in court on June 25 to answer to the charges.
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