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6,000 bootleg cigs seized in raid on newsagent

A raid on a Woolwich newsagent uncovered 6,600 illegal cigarettes.

Police with sniffer dogs, customs and Greenwich Council trading standards officers found the illegal fags in the basement of JB Patel and Son on Woolwich New Road.

Owner Jashbhia Patel was ordered to pay £5,891 at Bexley Magistrates Court on January 26 after pleading guilty to three charges including importation of tobacco without payment of duty and failure to ensure compliance with applicable safety requirements.

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