An East London convenience store, Shiraz Food & Wine Limited which was incorporated in August 2012 has seen one of the biggest seizures of illegal alcohol in London.
Shiraz Food & Wine Limited was raided by the Trading Standards, HMRC and the police in December 2014; they found hundreds of illegal bottles of alcohol.
The store’s license was revoked which caused a significant reduction in Shiraz Food & Wine’s turnover. This eventually led to the closure of the store in 2016. The company went into liquidation and the Insolvency Service decided to investigate into their files, they discovered that Mohammad Akbar was the sole director of the company before the store was raided and he failed to prevent Sheraz Ahmad from purchasing the illegal alcohol.
The Secretary of State accepted a disqualification from both the directors.
Due to this, Mohammad Akbar and Sheraz Ahmad have been banned from being involved without permission from the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company for a total of 18 years combined; effective from August 2018.
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