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Kahnawake clarifies erroneous media reports of the SQ MYGALE raids

by Kahnawake TV, Youtube, March 31, 2016

In what it called the largest raid of its kind in America, Quebec provincial police carried out Operation MYGALE aimed at dismantling what they called a drug, tobacco and money laundering ring on Wednesday, March 30th that had roots in Quebec and reached as far as South America and Europe. Social media lit up when the SQ reported they had carried out searches and made arrests on the Territory… a statement which turned out to be hugely erroneous. We spoke with Chief Peacekeeper Dwayne Zacharie and Tobacco portfolio chief Gina Deer for details.

 

Ottawa giving RCMP cash for high-tech surveillance targeting Mohawk tobacco trade

Tobacco store in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory.

Tobacco store in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory.

APTN National News, Feb 11, 2014
OTTAWAThe federal government is continuing its battle against the underground Mohawk tobacco trade by giving the RCMP new high-tech border surveillance tools, according to the federal budget unveiled Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

Contraband tobacco bill sets mandatory minimum sentences

New 50-officer RCMP anti-contraband force fulfils 2011 Conservative campaign pledge

Tobacco store in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory.

Tobacco store in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory.

CBC News, Mar 5, 2013

The Harper government has introduced legislation to set mandatory minimum prison sentences for trafficking contraband tobacco.

A new 50-officer RCMP anti-contraband force is also being created to target illegal tobacco sales. Read the rest of this entry