Alcohol seized in raid of store in Mollison Way, Edgware

Harrow Times: Alcohol seized in raid Alcohol seized in raid

Thousands of litres of illicit booze were seized in a raid by custom officers and police.

The alcohol was nabbed in a raid on a shop in Mollison Way, Edgware, last week in an operation by HM Revenue and Customs, in partnership with Harrow police and Harrow Trading standards. 

A total of 4,992 litres of canned beer, many of which were major brands, 473 litres of Italian and Romanian wine and 14.7 litres of spirits which is believed to be counterfeit were seized.

Andrew Sackey, assistant director of criminal investigation for HMRC, said: “We have active and effective teams operating across London to deter and disrupt those dealing in illicit alcohol and tobacco.

“We will seize the goods and people involved may face criminal prosecution. This illegal trade has a devastating effect on legitimate retailers, who have to compete with black market traders.”

Harrow Police borough commander Chief Supt Simon Ovens said: "I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this outstanding piece of partnership work, between my Neighbourhood Policing Teams, HMRC and Trading Standards.

“This operation was based on information received by members of the public and it demonstrates that my officers will use every available option to pursue those who break the law, in our efforts to make Harrow the Safest Borough in London."

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1:27am Tue 28 Jan 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Well done,Harrow Police and partners.Just goes to show what stunning results can be achieved when intelligence is received from the public and agencies such as Trading Standards and HMRC join hands with local Safer Neighbourhood teams.This is a large haul indeed.
Well done,Harrow Police and partners.Just goes to show what stunning results can be achieved when intelligence is received from the public and agencies such as Trading Standards and HMRC join hands with local Safer Neighbourhood teams.This is a large haul indeed. Sonoo Malkani

8:24am Tue 28 Jan 14

Harrow Dude says...

I don't believe this story, I don't believe that this is the full story. How is it possible for the Harrow Police and HM Revenue and Customs to carry out a successful raid without Susie 'look at me' Hall leading from the front....
I don't believe this story, I don't believe that this is the full story. How is it possible for the Harrow Police and HM Revenue and Customs to carry out a successful raid without Susie 'look at me' Hall leading from the front.... Harrow Dude

6:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

pravinshah1 says...

Susie 'look at me' Hall may not be involved as this raid required intelligence..
Susie 'look at me' Hall may not be involved as this raid required intelligence.. pravinshah1

7:31am Wed 29 Jan 14

diligaf says...

Harrow Dude... pravinshah1 .... Lol excellent I couldnt have put it better myself :)
Harrow Dude... pravinshah1 .... Lol excellent I couldnt have put it better myself :) diligaf

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