The various facts of the day, in a few words.
Kick smoking to the OPP
A Quebec 64-year-old was stopped on highway 401 in Greater Napanee, Ontario, on Monday, he drove a truck containing nearly three million contraband cigarettes.
The Ontario provincial police (OPP) has indicated that the individual was intercepted by one of his agents around 12: 45 a.m. while traveling westbound behind the wheel of a truck U-Haul.
The investigation of the police officer, who was assisted by the Team of anti-smuggling of tobacco PPO, revealed that the truck contained 296 boxes of cartons of cigarettes, or the equivalent of 2.96 million of cigarettes.
The goods were seized by the police, as the vehicle and several thousands of dollars.
The man, whose identity and place of residence were not identified by police, remains in prison until a hearing on bail to be held Tuesday before a judge of the Court of justice of Ontario.
The suspect is particular to face charges of possession of contraband tobacco for the sale, transport of tobacco smuggling, and breach of a condition of probation.
Greater Napanee is a municipality located between Kingston and Belleville.
The investigation in this case continues.
This truck contained nearly three million contraband cigarettes, according to the OPP.
Courtesy of the Ontario Provincial Police
Shooting in west-end Ottawa
A man has been reached by at least one bullet Monday night in the west end of Ottawa. The shooting occurred around 20 h 30 on the street Doane, to the west of the parc Britannia.
The Ottawa police was not able to specify the severity of the injury to the individual, whose age was not disclosed.
No suspects had been arrested in this case at the time of publishing these lines in the late evening, Monday. The unit’s firearms and gangs of the Ottawa police have opened an investigation.