BOOTLEG cigarettes worth £18,000 in street value have been seized following a series of raids in shops across Darlington thanks to detection dogs Scamp and Yoyo from B.W.Y Canine Ltd.
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Special commendation for search dog Scamp
SCAMP, the tobacco and cash detection dog, has sniffed out a major award, receiving a Special Commendation for his detection work from the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).
Detection Dog 'Scamp' Wins Top Award
Springer Spaniel Scamp, a tobacco and cash detection dog has picked up the top award during a prestigious award ceremony in London. Over the past 6 years Scamp has found over £8 million pounds-worth of illegal tobacco products, during operations with Trading Standards, Police and Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs.
20,000 illegal cigarettes seized during Gateshead operation
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.
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.