Gateshead Council Trading Standards and officers from Northumbria Police uncovered the haul of illegal tobacco with the help of a highly trained tobacco sniffer dog in a series of intelligence-led daytime raids.
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Yoyo the sniffer dog helps with closure notice and community sentences
Closure notice and community sentences issued following seizure of illegal tobacco products in Ross-on-Wye.
£19K of illegal cigarettes could not have been seized without detection dog Yoyo
Officers from Herefordshire Council's Trading Standards and West Mercia Police would not have found 37,000 illegal cigarettes had it not have been for a tobacco detection dog Yoyo. A vehicle connected to a Ross-on-Wye shop contained £19,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and was identified in a car park by specialist tobacco detection dog Yoyo, from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd.
Detection Dog Workshop a Huge Success
A two day detection dog workshop held in Pembrokeshire by B.W.Y Canine Ltd has been hailed a huge success.
Secret tobacco room discovered in Willenhall shop
More than 25,000 illicit cigarettes and tobacco products were discovered during a raid on a Willenhall shop, with help from tobacco detection dog Scamp.
Walsall Council's trading standards team carried out 'Operation Rottweiler', which was supported by HM Customs and Excise officers, B.W.Y Canine sniffer dogs and Walsall Police, on Wednesday (February 6) when the haul was found.
Scamp Searches Live on SKY News
Tobacco detection dog Scamp joins Kay Burley and searches live on SKY News.
Tobacco and thousands in cash seized as dog detectives join raids
Canine crimebusters who star in their own TV show are specially trained to sniff out tobacco and bank notes.
Today the duo found both, as they joined trading standards officers and police on raids in King’s Lynn.
Man jailed after sniffer dog Yoyo finds his hidden stashes
A man has been jailed for selling and storing illegal tobacco in Worthing, after sniffer dogs from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd found his hidden stashes.
In a statement, West Sussex County Council said Mohammed Hoshyar Khidir, 26, was sentenced to 27 months in prison after officers found 128 tobacco pouches and 478 packets of cigarettes at properties in Worthing and Poole in Dorset.
Pembrokeshire sniffer dogs to star in new TV series
Several dogs from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd are to take centre stage in a new TV series, starting on Monday 5th November. The day-to-day work of Stuart Phillips will feature in a number of episodes on the new Quest Red TV series "Dog Detectives".
United Nations explosive detection dog (EDD) workshop
Stuart Phillips, Managing Director of B.W.Y Canine Ltd spends three days with experts from around the world at the United Nations first ever Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) workshop.
Stuart is pictured at UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark, with dog trainers from Poland, Finland and Holland.