An off licence has had its licence suspended after a team from Ealing Council found unmarked illegal items on the premises.
Harcharan Singh claimed he was allowing locals to store their medicines at his shop, King Quality Foods, while they visited the nearby temple.
Singh’s representative, Surendra Panchal, told the panel about the reasons which baffled the chair of the licensing sub-committee, Cllr Anthony Kelly.
Cllr Kelly did not comprehend how a package of drugs would be difficult to fit in someone’s bag, pocket, or car.
The officials found drugs including high blood pressure and diabetes medication at the store.