Illegal Tobacco Operation
OnJune 1st, a police operation against illegal cigarettes took place in Magog and Sherbrooke. At 8:30 am thirty police officers, 24 of the Regie de Police Memphremagog, 4 RCMP officers and 2 Sherbrooke municipal police officers proceeded with the search of four residences and one licensed establishment. Two people were arrested and two others were questioned.
The final tally for “Operation contre le tabac” is six seized vehicles, the amounts of $12,800 Canadian and $700 American seized, 422 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized as well as documentary proof of guilt. Seven searches in total were carried out.