RCMP say thousands of contraband cigarettes seized during traffic stop

RCMP say more than 100,000 contraband cigarettes have been seized during a traffic stop on the Trans-Canada Highway near Oromocto. 

Police say a pickup truck hauling a utility trailer was stopped around 3 p.m. on Thursday. 

The driver, a 53-year-old man from Maitland, Ontario, was arrested and later released. 

He's scheduled to appear in Burton Provincial Court on October 15th to face charges under the Excise Act and Tobacco Tax Act. 

The investigation is continuing.