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June 18, 2018
Crime Stoppers of Halton Launches Hard-Hitting Public Awareness Campaign

Media Release

For immediate release:

Crime Stoppers of Halton

Launches Hard-Hitting Public Awareness Campaign
 

Anyone buying illegal tobacco products is funding organized crime.

That’s the message Crime Stoppers of Halton is delivering to the public through a promotional campaign to help combat the distribution of illegally manufactured cigarettes.

The initiative is also part of a campaign by several Crime Stoppers programs to create awareness and stop the sale of contraband tobacco products across the Greater Toronto Area.

“We want people to know they are helping finance organized crime activity such as drug smuggling, gun running and human trafficking,” said Detective Constable Jodi Richmond, police coordinator of Halton Crime Stoppers. “A lot of this criminal activity is organized by outlaw motorcycle gangs and the cost to taxpayers runs into the billions of dollars.”

Richmond also said an increasing number of fire deaths in Ontario are now being blamed on illegal cigarettes which are made without self-extinguishing safeguards.

“So not only are people who buy contraband cigarettes helping organized crime to thrive, but they are also putting lives at risk,” she said. “It’s definitely not a victimless crime.”

Dave Bryans, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association said “The Ontario Convenience Stores is pleased to stand with Halton Crime Stoppers in fight against contraband tobacco that is infiltrating every community in Ontario. Today we see contraband reaching epidemic proportions at 37% of all tobacco now being untaxed and illegal with highs in Northern Ontario of 65% +. We are hoping the new PC Government will work with Crime Stoppers and the Convenience Store sector to address this issue and look for solutions to minimize the delivery system in Ontario.”

During this campaign, which runs through June and July, Crime Stoppers of Halton will be distributing posters alerting people to the criminal enterprises they are funding and the fire risk that illegally manufactured cigarettes pose to the public.

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Left to Right: Dave Bryans (CEO, Ontario Convenience Store Association), Jodi Richmond (Police Coordinator, Halton Crime Stoppers), and Rod Piukkala (Director, Halton Crime Stoppers)
Left to Right: Dave Bryans (CEO, Ontario Convenience Store Association), Jodi Richmond (Police Coordinator, Halton Crime Stoppers), and Rod Piukkala (Director, Halton Crime Stoppers)