295,000 illegal smokes seized in Amherst

Two people from Annapolis County are facing charges after almost 300,000 illegal cigarettes were seized in Amherst.

The pair, a 41-year-old man from Clementsport and a 52-year-old woman from Princedale, were arrested last Saturday and are due in court October 29.

The arrests follow a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Sûreté Québec, New Brunswick Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Unit and Cumberland District RCMP assisted Service Nova Scotia with the investigation.

The estimated provincial tax value of the cigarettes is $81,184 and federal tax value is $61,950.