Illegal cigarettes seized in Cumberland County

A 58 year-old man and 53 year-old woman have been arrested following the search of a home in Cumberland County.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, Cumberland District RCMP and Amherst Police searched a home on Pit Road yesterday. 

During the search, they discovered more then 50,000 contraband cigarettes, as well as an amount of marijuana, a small marijuana grow-op and unsafely secured firearms.

The pair from Joggins are facing charges under the Excise Act, Revenue Act, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code.

They have been released from police custody and are scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court on December 3.