SQ say they are still seeking Ohsweken man in indigenous tobacco trade; charged with fraud, organized crime
The Sûreté du Québec announced they are still seeking an Ohsweken man in connection to what they have called Aboriginal organized crime.
Jason Earl Hill, 38, of Ohsweken, Ontario is being sought by the SQ and a warrant issued for his arrest on charges of organized crime and fraud in connection with being in the tobacco trade.
SQ initially reported they had arrested Hill, along with three other Haudenosaunee men as part of a contraband tobacco raid they said took place on Six Nations and Kahnawake.
SQ ammended the information released yesterday and confirmed Hill is still being sought by police and that the raids on shops, residences and vehicles were executed in Montreal and not at Kahnawake or Six Nations.
Chief Gina Deer of Kahnawake spoke in a video posted to YouTube yesterday and said this is a matter of taxation and not organized crime. Deer said views the indigenous tobacco trade as lost revenue but said First Nations communities do not collect taxes for foreign governments.
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