Police in Pontiac confiscate $18,000 worth of contraband cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos

Police in the Pontiac have charged three Maniwaki men after they seized thousands of contraband cigarettes.

Police say they seized nearly 121,000 cigarettes, 400 cigars and 2,000 cigarillos during a routine traffic stop on Highway 105 in La Peche last Thursday.

The smokes have an estimated street value of $18,000.

Police say they also seized over 24g of cannabis, 1.5g of cocaine and a 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck.

The three men, aged between 23 and 35 are facing several charges.

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