Cut-price cigarettes cost barber £1,500 after he is caught with huge haul of illegal tobacco

Trading standards found 81,000 Russian, Polish, and other foreign brands worth £34,000 hidden in the basement of the Darwesh Barber shop.

Cut-price cigarettes have left a barber with a £1,500 fine after a huge haul of illegal tobacco was seized.

Acting on an anonymous tip-off, trading standards officers found 81,000 Russian, Polish, and other foreign brands worth £34,000 hidden in the basement of the Darwesh Barber shop in Liverpool Road, Eccles.

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