Six people were sentenced to fines totaling $ 940,398 after being convicted by the Court of Quebec of offenses related to contraband tobacco.
According to Revenu Québec, these individuals were accused of having sold, delivered, transported or had in their possession tobacco intended for retail sale in Quebec and the package of which was not identified in accordance with the Income Tax Act. tobacco, we said on Friday, in a press release.
They were also accused of not being registered with Revenu Québec or of not holding any of the permits required by law to carry on commercial activities related to tobacco products.
Three of the accused are residents of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, in Montérégie, who will each have to reimburse fines totaling $ 213,219. They are Loik Cournoyer, 20, Kevin Lacombe-Saucier, 24, and Alexandre Primeau-Saumure, 26.
The other three are Andrew Buzzell, 55, of Stanstead, sentenced to fines totaling $ 143,000; Richard Roseberry, 67, of Quebec, sentenced to fines totaling $ 81,691; and Sylvio Gemme, 55, of La Pocatière, sentenced to fines totaling $ 76,050.