Penticton RCMP today seized approximately $6,000 in illegal cigarettes from a vehicle during a traffic stop.
On March 24 at 3:00 p.m., Penticton front-line officers, with help from South Okanagan Traffic Services, conducted a pro-active traffic stop in a parking lot near Industrial Ave and Main Street.
During the stop, officers located and seized 60 cartons of illegal cigarettes in the trunk, with an estimated value of $6,000.
RCMP say the investigation is ongoing, and charges are being considered.
“Our officers are conducting numerous pro-active patrols to keep our city safe,” said RCMP Const. James Grandy.
”Officers never know what items or people they’ll come in contact with.”