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08/28/2015 07:10 EDT | Updated 08/28/2016 01:12 EDT

New Brunswick man charged with illegally importing beer not alone: investigator

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — An official with Moosehead Breweries is scheduled to testify today at an ongoing court case over a man's bid to import beer in New Brunswick.

Patrick Oland, the breweries' chief financial officer, will appear for the Crown before lawyers present their closing arguments to Judge Ronald LeBlanc.

A private investigator testified Thursday that many people buy alcohol in Quebec and truck it back to New Brunswick.

The case centres on charges against 62-year-old Gerard Comeau of Tracadie who believes it's his constitutional right to buy beer wherever he pleases in Canada.

He was charged with illegally importing 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from a Quebec border town in October 2012.

Earlier this week, Richard Smith of the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation, said Quebec prices are cheaper because producers deal directly with the retailers and the government doesn't add a mark-up.

The Canadian Press

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