Thousands of Illegal cigarettes and £40k of fake goods seized after Wolverhampton home raid

Tens of thousands of cigarette packets being sold illegally from a house in Wolverhampton have been seized after a raid by officers.

Wolverhampton council had received reports that cigarettes were being sold illegally from a home, in Low Hill, and went to investigate with tobacco sniffer dog Scamp.

A 'shocking' variety of fake and genuine cigarettes - which have avoided UK duty were discovered.

Along with West Midlands Police, a trademark expert and specialist search dogs from B.W.Y Canine Ltd, the team inspected the entire house to search for hidden tobacco.

And an estimated £40,000 worth of fake goods were found stored in garden sheds, as well as bedrooms and the living room of the property.

Officers seized more than 70,000 fake cigarette and tobacco packets for further examination.


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