Police uncover illegal cigarettes

Police conducting COVID-19 business compliance checks today were surprised to uncover illegal tobacco being sold.

Just after 10am on Thursday 2 July, police attended the Addison Road business and found an amount of loose tobacco in a plastic bag along with a quantity of filters on the counter. The tobacco was not labelled as per the regulations and was being sold to a customer. Police carried out a search and located 109 cartons each containing 100 cigarettes.

A 24-year-old man from Fulham Gardens was issued a $1620 on the spot fine for selling tobacco without a licence.

The cigarettes were seized by police and notifications made to the Australian Taxation Office and Australian Border Force.

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