10/14/2014 02:37 EDT | Updated 12/14/2014 05:59 EST

Revenu Québec fines $2.2 million for peddling contraband cigarettes

Revenu Québec has fined 12 people a total of $2,258,618 for selling contraband cigarettes.

Those fined – including four Mohawks from the Kahnawake reserve on Montreal's South Shore – are accused of selling, delivering or possessing illegal tobacco for retail sale in Quebec. 

Revenu Québec says none of them were registered to sell tobacco with the agency. 

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