Two Kilmore tobacco shops raided

Police executed a search warrant on Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories.

Police raided two Kilmore shops last week for allegedly selling illicit tobacco.

Police searched Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories last Tuesday where a quantity of packaged tobacco and loose tobacco was found on the premises.

They then searched Free Choice Tobacconist Kilmore on Friday and found a large quantity of tobacco.

Seymour police and Mitchell Criminal Investigation Unit will allege excise was not paid for the tobacco in both shops.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Maher said a quantity of cash was also seized at the gift shop, suspected to be proceeds of selling the illicit tobacco.

“We spoke to a 33-year-old Broadford woman and she has been summoned to appear in the Seymour Magistrates’ Court,” Sgt Maher said.

“This is the third time police have attended those premises, if anyone continues to trade illicit tobacco, we’ll continue to return to these shops.”

Sgt Maher said it was the first time police had raided First Choice tobacconist.

Police also raided a shop in Anzac Village, Seymour, on August 20.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Considering the excise is tax and that’s how investigations are paid eg police etc wouldn’t you be happy this black market stuff is dealt with?
    I think they should lose their rights to sell cigarettes if caught. If I saw it I wouldn’t ignore it

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