Harbour Grace RCMP stops speeding vehicle and seizes contraband tobacco

December 9, 2021
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 58-year-old man, who was speeding, is under investigation for possession of contraband tobacco following a traffic stop conducted by Harbour Grace RCMP on December 8, 2021.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., a speeding car passed an unmarked patrol vehicle on Route 70 in Carbonear. Officers conducted a traffic stop and observed contraband tobacco within the vehicle. The driver was arrested and his car was searched. A quantity of unstamped tobacco was seized pursuant to the Excise Act. Following the traffic stop, the driver was released from police custody.

The investigation is continuing.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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