Suspended sentence for involvement in £110,000 tobacco smuggling operation
A local man and a juvenile have been sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for a year, for being involved in a £110,000 illegal tobacco operation.
19-year-old Shane Soiza and a 16-year-old co-defendant were also fined £1,500 each. Their lawyers described the defendants as “foot soldiers”, hired to wrap the tobacco cartoans ready for exportation.
The RGP seized the tobacco from a store within Francis Building in February.