Illegal smokes bust on Route 8

Just after ten thirty last night, due to a tip from the Contraband Tobacco Unit; Miramichi police stopped a vehicle on Route 8, Bathurst Highway.

Over 40,000 contraband cigarettes were seized.

A 45 year old man from out of town is up on criminal code charges for possession of illegal cigarettes.

His vehicle was also seized under the proceeds of crime legislation.