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Contraband tobacco continues to be a health, safety, and financial issue in Ontario. The availability of contraband tobacco undermines the government's efforts in reducing smoking rates and the profits generated from contraband tobacco may fuel criminal activity.

Read more about the impact of contraband tobacco in our community:

Global News

Latest Contraband Cigarettes News

CBC News

Millions of contraband cigarettes seized from facility linked to GTA organized crime

Toronto Sun

BONOKOSKI: Cops’ two-year contraband tobacco probe scores big-time

CBC News

Toronto man charged by Dryden OPP over unmarked cigarettes

Sudbury News

Youth charged for possession of around 1,500 contraband cigarettes

Soo Today

Police respond to Highway 17 car crash, seize $195K worth of suspected contraband cigarettes

CTV News

Man facing $3M penalty after Manitoba RCMP uncover millions of illegal cigarettes

Journal Pioneer

Police seize 50,000 contraband cigarettes in Kensington, P.E.I.

Net News Ledger

Thunder Bay Police – Project Trapper – Drug Investigation Leads to 46 Arrests

VOCM

$165,000 in Contraband Tobacco Seized, Three Men Charged

Steinbach Online

Over One Million Contraband Cigarettes Seized Near Falcon Lake

CTV News

Calgary police seize $500K in drugs and cash, along with firearms

Toronto Sun

BONOKOSKI: Contraband cigarettes fund terrorism, organized crime

Muskoka Region

'1 in 3 cigarettes illegal' and contraband tobacco problem growing: Muskoka Crime Stoppers

Sault Online

Contraband Tobacco is a Growing Problem

Toronto Sun

BONOKOSKI: Feds must ‘follow the money’ to combat organized crime

CTV News

Prison sentences, $2.1 million in fines for contraband tobacco traffickers

Toronto Sun News

BONOKOSKI: Dark side of contraband tobacco is a danger-filled docudrama

CTV News

Seizure of more than 1M cigarettes in Manitoba leads to charges

Newswire

Contraband tobacco and vehicle seizure in Cornwall: CRTF

Toronto Sun News

BONOKOSKI: Ontario changes ‘contraband’ to less contentious term

Toronto Sun News

BONOKOSKI: Plain-pack cigarettes will be another boon to contraband traders

CBC News

Police seize more than 310,000 contraband cigarettes, charge 52 people at Manitoba-Ontario border

CBC News

Plummeting tobacco sales sign of black market growth, says coalition

CTV News

B.C. seized 1.6 million cigarettes’ worth of contraband tobacco over 3 months

Timmins Today News

Police seize $23,000 worth of contraband tobacco at traffic stop

Toronto Sun News

BONOKOSKI: Will Health Canada’s newest war on Big Tobacco aid contraband?

CTV News

Health Canada sets plain-packaging rules for tobacco, to take effect in November

CBC News

Prohibited driver caught with 2K unmarked cigarettes in Aberfoyle: OPP

CTV News

Organized crime behind contraband tobacco costs governments billions

CBC News

Contraband cigarettes linked to a 'staggering' number of fires