Truck driver arrested after police seize around three million contraband cigarettes in Burlington
Ontario Provincial Police have made an arrest following a recent incident of trafficking that was discovered in Burlington.
With help from a tip, police say they managed to intercept a transport truck on the QEW in Burlington and seized approximately 3 million contraband cigarettes.
The truck driver, 49 year old Etobicoke man Benjamin Cheum, has been arrested.
Cheum is charged with Trafficking contraband tobacco and Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of selling.
Thanks to a tip the #OPP in Burlington intercepted a transport truck on the QEW and seized approx. 3 million contraband cigarettes. Driver arrest and charged with trafficking.— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) March 14, 2020
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