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Two men have been charged with possessing contraband cigarettes after RCMP seized 4,900 cartons Dec. 20.
RCMP said officers from the Powerview detachment stopped a pick-up truck just after 1 p.m. Dec. 20.
The truck was towing a rental trailer which contained 4,900 cartons of contraband cigarettes, or about 980,000 individual cigarettes, with an estimated street value of about $150,000.
The 32-year-old male driver from Fort Alexander and a 52-year-old male passenger from Winnipeg are facing charges of possession of contraband tobacco under the Excise Act.
If found guilty, the two men face fines of up to $10,000 and tax penalties of $750,000.