Courier charged with bringing contraband wine to N.L.

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Rosie Mullaley
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A well-known shipping and courier company has been charged with bringing contraband liquor into the province.

When the case of FedEx Canada was called in provincial court in St. John’s this morning, the company was represented by defence lawyer Heidi Wells.

Wells told Judge Pamela Goulding that she was recently retained and needed time to review the evidence file from the Crown.

She and prosecutor Sheldon Steeves agreed to set the case over until June 27.

FedEx faces one charge under the Newfoundland Liquor Control Act — possessing, purchasing, storing, transporting or selling contraband liquor.

It was laid after a quantity of wine, which was shipped from British Columbia, was found in Torbay on March 7. The quantity has not been disclosed.

 

rmullaley@thetelegram.com

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Organizations: FedEx

Geographic location: Newfoundland, British Columbia, Torbay

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  • Liam Youn
    August 15, 2014 - 05:43

    It's sad, really. Massive companies are reaping incredible profits off controls on the flow of alcohol, but we can't even support our own producers in Canada. C'mon Newfoundland! Get with it.

  • Terry David Mulligan
    June 02, 2014 - 19:20

    IM SHIPPING WINE TO MY FRIENDS IN NEWFOUNDLAND. HEY..LETS ALL DO IT FRIDAY JUNE 13TH

  • Mikka
    June 01, 2014 - 20:15

    Canada's stuck in Al-Capone era thinking when it comes to alcohol. Protectionism in a global trading world! Time to abolish liquor boards everywhere and allow shipping across all boarders, provincial and international. Charge appropriate taxes where needed but allow free-market competition.

  • Kozel Cerny
    May 29, 2014 - 11:35

    It is wine from BC. Not coccaine from Columbia. It is time to rid ourselves of the archaic alcohol laws in this province. This sillyness protects no one.

  • Laura
    May 28, 2014 - 22:51

    Government pissed they didn't get the taxes......nothing wrong with purchasing wine elsewhere.........things need to change!

  • mainlander
    May 28, 2014 - 17:27

    How is wine from BC contraband? This is ridiculous. Time to change this stupid law. We should be able to transport wine across provincial borders.