Bungling Preston shop sold illicit goods to undercover officers FIVE times - landing two employees in court

Mustafa Pouryan
Mustafa Pouryan

This is the smiling shopkeeper who claimed he didn't know illicit tobacco was being sold from his Preston shop.

Mustafa Pouryan, who has already been in hot water for similar offences, even lied to trading standards officers that his co-defendant didn't work for him - until investigators found his staff rota.

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