Sniffer dogs have helped officers at Trading Standards seize more than 35,000 illegal cigarettes from shops in Maidstone.

They were discovered over two days during an initiative supported by Kent Police Community Safety Unit, Maidstone Borough Council’s Community Protection Team and specialist sniffer dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine. 

Over 10,000 illegal cigarettes seized as two Ashington shops are raided by Trading Standards, Police and specialist search dogs. 

Shops selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco have been shut down after police raided businesses using specialist search dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine Ltd. 

The 12,000 fags and almost 10kg of tobacco were found across four newsagents in the Medway towns.

Three stolen motorbikes, a cannabis grow and more than £100,000 worth of illegal tobacco were all seized when officers from Rugby Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) carried out a joint operation with Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards and search dog from B.W.Y Canine Ltd, on Friday 18 June.

Operation CeCe is part of the HMRC funded national crackdown to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in the UK. 

Illegal tobacco worth over £10,000 has been seized from three Southampton shops.

Trading Standards and Hampshire Police, assisted by Cooper the tobacco search dog found the illegal goods in Shirley and Woolston.

Body worn video captures the moment that Cooper from B.W.Y Canine Ltd locates the stash. 

Detection dogs are known for their excellent sense of smell, and now one has started work at a Scottish whisky distillery.

Rocco, an 18 month old Working Cocker Spaniel is being used to identify imperfections in whisky casks at the Grant's Whisky distillery in Girvan in Ayrshire.

Specially trained tobacco dogs from Pembrokeshire company B.W.Y Canine Ltd have given trading standards a helping paw in their search for smuggled and fake tobacco products across the county.

An ongoing operation to combat the sale of illegal tobacco across the county has made seizures in North Staffordshire.

Officers from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service raided four premises, including one in Leek and three in Newcastle under Lyme.


A specially-trained tobacco detection dog has helped police and Trading Standards officers uncover a haul of illegal substances across Wearside.

Tobacco detection dogs Cooper and Yoyo accompanied Sunderland City Council's team and Northumbria Police as they carried out visits to retail premises across the city.

A large amount of illegal tobacco has been seized by North Tyneside Council's Trading Standards team from a shop in Wallsend. Specialist search dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine were called in to assist with the operation.

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Formed in 2009, B.W.Y CANINE is a leading supplier of specialist detection dogs for UK and international clients. B.W.Y CANINE provides a range of sniffer dog services to a very diverse range of clients for detecting Drugs, Explosives, Firearms and Counterfeit Tobacco. Our clients include Police Services, Trading Standards, Private Companies, NHS Trusts, Oil Refineries and the 3rd largest Port Authority in the UK.

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