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Tobacco and alcohol seized

Published Thursday, 05 December 2013

More than a quarter of a million illegal cigarettes and gallons of illicit alcohol have been seized and destroyed by Enfield Council.

In all 393,660 cigarettes, 10 kilos of rolling tobacco and 198.75 litres of alcohol were seized from a storage unit in Edmonton on 12 November following a raid with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and a sniffer dog

The owner of the products had failed to pay duty on the items and the tobacco did not display the legally required health warnings, Enfield Council is now trying to track down the owner of the haul so they can be prosecuted.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “This is not just a matter of avoiding customs duties, these goods are even more of a health hazard than they would normally be because we haven’t a clue what’s in them and they are potentially going to be relatively easy for children to get their hands on.”

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