The West District RCMP has seized 390-thousand illegal cigarette following two traffic stops on the Trans-Canada Highway in Carleton County.

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On Friday around 1:45 p.m., RCMP stopped a vehicle near Bedell, New Brunswick. A search of the car led to the discovery of 120-thousand illegal cigarettes stored in the trunk, police say. The driver, a 20-year-old man from Fredericton, was released pending a future court appearance.

On Saturday, around 12:45 a.m., RCMP stopped a second vehicle near Waterville. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 270-thousand illegal cigarettes. Two Nova Scotia men, a 52-year-old and a 29-year-old, were released pending future court appearances.

Police do not believe the two seizures are related.

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