1929 : SMUGGLING CONTINUES

SMUGGLING CONTINUES

The report of the attorney-general said that liquor smuggling from the high seas and across the Canadian border continued during the past year and that the ocean smugglers had discarded the use of large boats for speedier motor boats. It asserted that St. Pierre-Miquelon, French possession, in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, had been the chief base for the illegal liquor supply of those engaged in -smuggling into the United States.
Almost every phase of the prohibition enforcement work increased during 1928. Criminal prohibition prosecutions instituted during the year totaled 56,786, the number of cases terminated were 50,455, while 18.690 were pending at the close last June 30. Of the cases determined there were 47,100 convictions..
The aggregate of fines, forfeitures and penalties imposed under the prohibition law totaled $7,476,300, while a total of $4,200,052 was collected. During the year the government secured judgments aggregating $465,480 in civil prohibition cases as compared with $382,853 the year before.

December 2, 1929. Associated Press

Marc Albert Cormier

Marc Albert Cormier est originaire des îles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. Passionné par l'histoire de son archipel natal, il a consacré d'importants moyens à la mise sur pied de ce projet d'encyclopédie virtuelle et historique.

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