FREDERICTON (GNB) – Staff of the Department of Justice and Public Safety and the Woodstock Police Force seized about 35,000 contraband cigarettes in January.

The cigarettes were found after a vehicle believed to be transporting contraband tobacco was stopped. A man was arrested and released on conditions. He will appear in Woodstock Provincial Court 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 the Woodstock Police Force at 1-506-325-4601. Information 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