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Police seize contraband alcohol and tobacco in St-André-d’Argenteuil

The Investigations Team of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) MRC d’Argenteuil post, assisted by the Contraband Investigation Department, carried out an operation related to the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, on March 17.

Police searched a business on the Route des Seigneurs where it was possible to obtain alcohol and cigarettes without authorization. Officers seized 245 bottles of wine, 6 bottles of spirits, 300 cans of beer and 3,000 contraband cigarettes.

A 76-year-old woman could face charges under the Alcoholic Beverages Offenses Act and the Tobacco Tax Act. The investigation is continuing.

The ACCES-Alcool program is a government initiative that has been in place since 1996 and is intended to combat the illegal alcohol trade in Québec. The ACCES-Alcool program is coordinated by the public security department to combat the underground economy.

Any information on alcohol and tobacco contraband in Québec can be communicated at any time and confidentially to the Central Criminal Information Center at 1 800 659-4264.