FREDERICTON (GNB) – Peace officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety recently seized 30,000 contraband cigarettes in Saint-Jacques.

A 34-year-old man from Regina was arrested on May 11 and released. He will appear in Provincial Court in Edmundston at a later date. The investigation is ongoing.

Residents are encouraged to report the trafficking of contraband tobacco, or any other criminal matter, to law enforcement. Information can be shared with Department of Justice and Public Safety by calling 1-877-826-2122 or it can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at