20,000 illegal cigarettes seized during Gateshead operation

Specialist Detection Dog Yoyo

More than 20,000 illegal cigarettes and over 4kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco were seized from shops and cars in Bensham last week.

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.

At one location, officers used force to enter two vehicles which were identified by specialist tobacco detection dogs Yoyo and Scamp, from Pembrokeshire based company B.W.Y Canine Ltd.

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 Above: Officers gained access to the vehicle identified by tobacco detection dogs.

Counterfeit Richmond cigarettes found in vehicle.

Above: Richmond cigarettes which are all fake/counterfeit.

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B.W.Y Canine Ltd

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BWY Canine

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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