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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Former cop charged over illegal cigarettes haul

A former NSW Police officer has been charged over the alleged importation and sale of illegal cigarettes.

In a statement, NSW Police said that officers attached to the Professional Standards Command established Strike Force Wilbar in August to investigate the importation and sale of illegal cigarettes by a St Mary’s business.

“As part of inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at a business in St Marys on Monday 16 October 2023, seizing electronic devices, cash, 258 packets of illegal cigarettes, eight kilograms of loose left tobacco and 212 electronic cigarettes (vapes), suspected of containing nicotine.”

“Following extensive inquiries, the former officer was issued a court attendance notice today for convey/possess tobacco products reckless/intent to defraud revenue and possess tobacco 5 kilograms or above.”

He is due to appear at Mount Druitt Local Court on Wednesday 7 February 2024.

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