A 68-year-old man from Richibucto-Village, N.B., is facing a number of charges following the seizure of illegal cigarettes, contraband liquor, and Canadian currency.
On August 16, 2019, members of the Southeast District RCMP's Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a home on Pirogue Road, in Richibucto-Village. During the search, police seized more than 300-thousand unstamped cigarettes, more than 70 cases of contraband beer. A quantity of Canadian currency was also seized.
A 68-year-old man was arrested at the home. He was later released and issued a promise to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on December 6, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., to face various charges under the Excise Act, the Liquor Control Act, and the Criminal Code.
The investigation is ongoing.
The RCMP encourages anyone with information about illegal activity to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers.