Fined: Willesden shop caught selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco

Alamirat Ltd is in High Road, Willesden (Pic credit: Google)

Alamirat Ltd is in High Road, Willesden (Pic credit: Google) - Credit: Archant

A convenience store in Willesden and its company director have been fined for selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco products.

Al Amirat in High Road and Sabah Ziyagham were taken to court after trading officers found the goods on sale without the mandatory health warnings displayed.

The officers seized a total of 352 packets of cigarettes, eight packets of hand rolling tobacco and eight packets of shisha tobacco molasses.

Al Amirat Lit was ordered to pay a total of £1,010 in fines and Ziyagham who lives in Notting Hill, must pay £1,000.60.

Cllr James Denselow, Brent Council’s cabinet member responsible for trading standards, said: “To sell illegal cigarettes which don’t carry the proper health warnings to make a few extra pounds amounts to putting profit before consumer safety, which is something that we will never tolerate in Brent.”