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Illegal tobacco seized in Bensham

Tobacco seized in raid

Almost 12,000 illegal cigarettes were seized in a raid on a home in Bensham this week.

Police officers accompanied our Trading Standards officers in executing an entry warrant on a residential property near Saltwell Road, after the Police received intelligence that sales of illegal tobacco were taking place there.

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Some of the 11,000+ illegal cigarettes seized
An undercover investigation by Trading Standards confirmed the Police's intelligence that illegal tobacco sales were taking place at the address.

The joint raid resulted in a search of the property during which 11,430 illicit cigarettes and 800g of hand rolling tobacco were uncovered.

More than £2,000 in cash was also seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Investigations are continuing.

Illegal tobacco - find out more

Tobacco seized in raid
03 April 2019

Almost 12,000 illegal cigarettes were seized in a raid on a home in Bensham this week.

Police officers accompanied our Trading Standards officers in executing an entry warrant on a residential property near Saltwell Road, after the Police received intelligence that sales of illegal tobacco were taking place there.

Illegal Tobacco Bensham_02
Some of the 11,000+ illegal cigarettes seized
An undercover investigation by Trading Standards confirmed the Police's intelligence that illegal tobacco sales were taking place at the address.

The joint raid resulted in a search of the property during which 11,430 illicit cigarettes and 800g of hand rolling tobacco were uncovered.

More than £2,000 in cash was also seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Investigations are continuing.

Illegal tobacco - find out more

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