Charges laid in massive Alberta cigarette bust

Contraband smokes worth $3M in lost taxes

By Kirsten Goruk, April 15, 2011


EDMONTON – The chief of the Montana First Nation and three other people will appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on June 23 to face charges stemming from the province’s largest ever seizure of contraband tobacco.

Robbie Dickson, Jason Lucas and Dwayne Ouimet face charges under the Tobacco Tax Act for illegally importing cigarettes for resale.

Chief Carolyn Buffalo, Dickson and Ouimet are also charged with two counts each of illegally storing cigarettes not marked for sale.

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