A Shopkeeper has become the first person in Scotland to be found guilty of illegally selling vaping products.

Khalid Farjani was snared for the unregistered sale of vapour, e-liquids and cigarettes after a large-scale probe by Trading Standards at his Vapour Frog and Vape Monkey stores in Glasgow.

The 40 year-old, who previously ignored letters from the regulator about his licence to sell the popular smoking products, also admitted selling refill containers exceeding the legal volume for such items at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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Farjani, of the city's Partick, pled guilty to two charges of selling nicotine products while unregistered at stores in the Trongate, Union Street and Dumbarton Road areas of the city.

The hearing was told Farjani was not affiliated to bodies such as the Scottish tobacco register to sell vape products.

Several letters were sent to the shopkeeper by Trading Standards to warn him of his illegal behaviour in 2017.

Officials then turned up at one of his shops in June 2018 after receiving no response, seizing some items of stock to be tested.

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Several were found to be well above the admitted level.

Bob McCormack, defending, told the court Farjani has since closed all his shops.

He said: “He operated these stores on the back of a sensation for these products."

“He was open for nine months before being visited by Trading Standards.

“He was making a loss due to multinational companies taking business and is now claiming benefits."

Sheriff Gerard Bonnar ordered him to carry out 90 hours of unpaid work, reduced from 100 on account of his guilty plea.