Province Seizes Contraband Cigarettes, Cannabis

Officials from New Brunswick’s department of justice and public safety made several recent seizures involving contraband cigarettes and illegal cannabis products.

The province says justice department staff, along with the Woodstock Police Force, seized about 35,000 contraband cigarettes from an unknown location in the community in January.

“The cigarettes were found after a vehicle believed to be transporting contraband tobacco was stopped,” reads a provincial press release.

“A man was arrested and released on conditions.”

Officials say the man will appear in Woodstock Provincial Court at a later date.

Some of the cannabis products seized at Green Buddha/Giggles to Go in Dieppe, N.B. (Submitted: Government of New Brunswick)

Meanwhile, provincial investigators also seized cannabis and other items on Feb. 2 from businesses in Fredericton and Dieppe.

A search at Sky High 420, a cannabis store on 315 Main St in Fredericton, turned up an unknown amount of cannabis, cannabis derivatives, cannabis products and other items.

The province says the Fredericton Police Force arrested and subsequently released a 24-year-old man, who will face charges in court under the federal Cannabis Act in April.

Police in Dieppe also arrested and later released a 29-year-old man after officials executed a search warrant at Green Buddha/Giggles to Go on 432 Champlain St.

“A yet-to-be-determined quantity of cannabis, cannabis derivatives, cannabis products and other items were seized,” reads a government press release.

Government asks residents to report the trafficking of contraband tobacco or illegal cannabis sales to law enforcement.

Officials say residents can share information with the Department of Justice and Public Safety by calling 1-877-826-2122 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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