Illegal vape juice seized from multiple VaporHub locations in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia officials say more than 50 liters of illegal vape juice have been taken from the streets in Nova Scotia following investigation by Nova Scotia Department of Services and compliance units and special investigations by Internal Services.
On November 17, the Compliance and Special Investigations Unit, along with members of the Halifax Regional Police and Truro Police, searched four VaporHub vaping stores in Halifax, Dartmouth, Lower Sackville and Truro.
The province says police seized 51,000 milliliters (51 liters) of illegal vape juice, worth $ 70,000.
According to government officials, the illegal products consisted of flavored vape juice, products containing legal limit amounts of nicotine, and products that were intentionally mislabeled.
“Getting illegal vaping products off the streets is keeping them out of the reach of our young people,” said Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services. “These products and nicotine addiction can have serious effects on the health of our young people and we are committed to working with law enforcement to prevent them from ending up on the streets.”
In a press release from the province, it is stated that the estimated provincial tax value of the foreclosure is $ 25,000.
VaporHub Inc. is scheduled to appear in court in several locations at the end of January to face charges under the Access to Tobacco Act.
“As of January 1, 2021, the Compliance and Special Investigations Unit of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services has made 29 seizures and seized 430,000 ml (430 liters) of illegal e-juice with a retail value of approximately $ 605,000 and with a tax value of $ 215,000. A large amount of this product was flavored with high levels of nicotine, which is appealing to young people, ”the province wrote in a press release Monday.
On April 1, 2020, Nova Scotia became one of the first provinces to announce measures to fight vaping and the only province to announce a complete ban on flavors.
Anyone with information on the sale and manufacture of illegal vape or tobacco products is urged to contact local law enforcement or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.