Customs Crackdown on Uxbridge Road
One arrest and cash and fake goods seized
One person has been arrested and counterfeit alcohol and tobacco were seized during a customs crackdown on shops on the Uxbridge Road in West Ealing.
Intelligence had been gathered that some licensed premises on the Elthorne ward were selling non duty paid, and counterfeit alcohol.
Ealing Police Borough Licensing Officer Nigel Charlton along with Police and Customs officers were involved in the operation.
They visited five supermarkets and grocery shops in Hanwell and West Ealing and confiscated the following items:-
LAGHMANIS FOOD AND WINE, 85 UXBRIDGE ROAD W7.
In addition approx £3,500 seized.
SUNRISE SUPER MARKET, 137 UXBRIDGE ROAD, W73ST.
PRICE CUTTER, 7 BOSTON ROAD, W7
CUDI FOOD CENTRE based at 26 THE BROADWAY, WEST EALING,
PRITHI based at 44 THE BROADWAY, WEST EALING, W130SU,
In addition police found over £1100 pounds.
BROADWAY INTERNATIONAL based at 7 THE BROADWAY, WEST EALING, W13.
The aim of the operation was to assist the HMRC Customs to carry out an Inspection to see if any offences were being committed. The operation resulted in a large amount of cash being seized by police with one person being arrested. A large quantity of counterfeit and non duty tax paid alcohol was seized by Customs Officers.
The Elthorne team will continue to carry out these types of operations when they identify problems and will always investigate complaints from the public about criminal activity.
17th November 2010