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‘Drugs and cash’ café in Harlesden is closed by police

PUBLISHED: 14:28 02 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:01 02 April 2015

The Jasmine Cafe has been closed down for three months (Pic credit: Google streetview)

The Jasmine Cafe has been closed down for three months (Pic credit: Google streetview)

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A café in Harlesden has been temporarily closed down by the police after drugs and cash were found on its premises during a raid.

Officers seized £15,000 in cash and 12 bars of cannabis resin after storming Jasmine Café in High Road.

The also confiscated 20 pairs of designer sunglasses with their tags still on and eight people were arrested for drugs, money laundering, fraud and immigration offences.

Five were issued with cannabis warnings and the others have been bailed to return to a police station at a late date.

Three further raids at addresses connected to the café uncovered more cash and drugs.

Last week the café was served with a three-month closure order forcing it to close for business.

Souhayl Belbaraka, 22, of High Road, Harlesden, admitted possessing cannabis and was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay an £85 fine.


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