Two people were arrested by justice officials earlier this month after they seized more than 185,000 illegal cigarettes in Bathurst.
According to a press statement from New Brunswick’s Department of Justice and Public Safety, officials from the Bathurst Police Force made the arrest on April 6.
“The cigarettes were found after a vehicle believed to be transporting contraband tobacco was stopped,” the province said in a statement, adding they also seized the vehicle.
“Two people were arrested and released on conditions. They will appear in Bathurst Provincial Court at a later date.”
Meanwhile, officers from Bathurst and Quebec also seized 88,285 illegal smokes on April 6 after police stopped three vehicles believed to be transporting contraband tobacco.
Three people were arrested and released on conditions, but all will appear in Bathurst Provincial Court at a later date.
“Residents are encouraged to report the trafficking of contraband tobacco, or any other criminal matter, to law enforcement,” police said.