A JURY will decide if a freight company boss smuggled class A drugs and cigarettes into Britain on a huge scale.
Jaysuchlal Shah, of Lansdowne Road, Stanmore, a director of Scanwell Freight Services, based at Shambu House, Amberley Way, Hounslow, denied all 11 counts relating to the illegal importation of goods at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday.
The 56-year-old will be tried alongside a number of co-defendants, who also denied all counts, on October 7.
Shah, together with others, faces charges of smuggling 1.3 tonnes of cannabis into the UK, 15kg of cocaine, 1kg of heroin, and a further 105kg of cocaine.
They face further charges of evading the duty on the importation of more than six million cigarettes, which they also deny.
Shah also faces two counts of possession of criminal property – two quantities of cash totalling £11,040 and £12,224.85.
Shah’s co-defendants come from Southall and West Drayton in west London, Frimley in Surrey, Luton in Bedfordshire, Hazelmere in Buckinghamshire and Oldham in Lancashire.