Illegal smokes confiscated by Penticton RCMP

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Penticton RCMP with help from South Okanagan Traffic Services found illegal cigarettes during a traffic stop.

Police making the find on March 24th around 3:00 p.m. in a parking lot near Industrial Avenue and Main Street.

Sixty cartons of illegal cartons of cigarettes in the trunk of a car. The street valued is estimated at $6,000.

Charges being considered.

“Our officers are conducting numerous pro-active patrols to keep our city safe. Officers never know what items or people they'll come in contact with”, said Constable James Grandy.