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Miorita in Barking guilty of ‘selling dangerous cigarettes”

Miorita run by Marian Coseru

Marian Coseru, 39, of Camel Road, E16 2DE, was prosecuted for selling illegal cigarettes.

According to the council, Barking and Dagenham Council officers investigated Miorita on Ripple Road, IG11 9RS, run by Marian Coseru, where trading standards officers and a trained detection dog discovered 3,160 illicit cigarettes.

The illegal cigarettes do not adhere to British regulations.

Officers’ prior investigations revealed that they were being sold to the general public.

On April 18, the current owner of the store, director Marian Coseru was brought to court.

He pleaded guilty to distributing illegal cigarettes.

Coseru was ordered by the judge at Barkingside Magistrates Court to pay a fine of £1,000, costs of £500 to Barking and Dagenham Council, and a victim surcharge of £150.

Cllr Syed Ghani, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety said: “Residents’ safety is our top priority.

“If these illegal cigarettes don’t follow UK regulations, this means they may not advertise the correct warnings on packaging, could include harmful ingredients and money raised used for organised crime.”

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