A 37-year-old man is facing several charges after Halifax RCMP say they found 7,400 packages of illegal cigarettes in his vehicle yesterday.
Police say they stopped the driver of a blue Pontiac Vibe on Beaver Bank Road at 2:30 a.m. after he showed signs of impairment. Police say the driver was then arrested for impaired driving.
Police then searched the vehicle and say they found the illegal cigarettes along with two bottles of liquor.
The man has been released with a notice to appear in provincial court Oct. 28 on charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle over 80 mgs and possession of illegal cigarettes.
Two other men in the car, aged 35 and 28, were also arrested and charged with breach of recognizance.