A MAN found guilty of selling fake cigarettes in Worcester has been told to do unpaid work and hit with court costs of more than £2,000.

Mohammed Ali Kamal admitted 19 charges against him when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court in March.

The charges he pleaded guilty to were 13 charges of possessing goods with a false trade mark for sale/hire; four charges of producing or supply tobacco product in breach of packaging regulations, and two charges of produce/supply a tobacco product with unit pack/container not carrying combined health warning.

Worcester News: COURT: Mohammed Ali Kamal appeared at Worcester Magistrates CourtCOURT: Mohammed Ali Kamal appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court


Cigarettes carried fake trademarks

The offences were committed between August 2020 and September 2021, and saw him selling cigarettes carrying fake trademarks to look like real products, and products that did not carry a combined health warning as required by law, as they featured no text or picture warnings.

Returning to the court for sentence on June 17, Kamal, of Camberwell Drive, Worcester, and previously of Thames Close, Worcester, was told he would be getting a community order and must complete 220 hours of unpaid work within the next year.


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Kamal was told to pay court costs of £2,704, as well as a victim surcharge of £95.

An offer to pay the total, £2,799, at a rate of £150 per month was accepted by magistrates.