Three Burin men convicted of smuggling alcohol

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Three residents from Terrenceville on the Burin Peninsula have been convicted of smuggling contraband alcohol from the French island of Miquelon.

Thomas Joseph Kearley, 54, Jeffrey Joseph Fudge, 31, and Trent Randell Kearley, 24, were arrested by the RCMP and Burin Customs and Excise officers on May 6, 2012 and charged with violations of the Customs Act, Excise Act and Revenue Administration Act.

The three men appeared in provincial court in Grand Bank on Monday and were convicted of the following charges:

• Thomas Joseph Kearley — violating Section 88(1) of the Excise Act , received a fine of $12,911.21 and was given 12 months to pay the fine.

 • Jeffery Joseph FUDGE, fined a total of $60,6073.71 and given 12 months to pay the fine. Convicted of violating Section 88(1) of the Excise Act — fined $12,911.21; Section 32(9) of the Revenue Administration Act, — fined $46,762.50; Section 160(a) of the Customs Act, fined $1,000;

 • Trent Randell Kearley, fined  a total of  $61,173.71 and was given 12 months to pay the fine. Convicted of violating Section 88(1) of the Excise Act — fined $12,911.21; Section 32(9) of the Revenue Administration Act — fined $46,762.50; Section 160(a) of the Customs Act — fined $1,000; Section 1007 of the Canadian Shipping Act — fined $500.

 Anyone with information concerning criminal activity in their community are encouraged to contact any office of the RCMP or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 

Organizations: Revenue Administration Act.The, Grand Bank, RCMP Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Terrenceville, French island

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  • grant
    February 13, 2013 - 13:59

    If i were the boys, id forget smuggling and take an easier way. Id break into corner stores with booze outlets and steal there booze. In Newfoundland you dont fool with the goverment taxes they lose by smugglers. If you get caught breaking into a private corner store they will just charge you with break and enter, that way you dont need a boat and other expence.

  • EDfromRED
    February 13, 2013 - 13:30

    I wonder why the media does not cover the outrageous expense of liquor here that propels people to smuggle booze? A 24 case of beer in Florida is $16 --even less with sales. I guess you and others are afraid of losing the NLC ad dollars. Makes you wonder what other stories are being suppressed.