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Illegal tobacco worth £18,000 seized from homes and cars across Newcastle

Around 27,000 suspected illegal cigarettes and 3kg of hand-rolling tobacco was seized as part of a two-day operation using sniffer dogs from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd.

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of suspected illegal cigarettes have been seized across Newcastle.

A two-day multi-agency operation between Trading Standards, Northumbria Police and HMRC involved sniffer dogs scouring homes and vehicles across the city as part of a clampdown on the sale of illegal tobacco in the city.

Operation Beagle XIV saw the taskforce visit nine premises across Byker, Benwell and Elswick, while two vehicles were also seached.

As a result, 27,000 suspected illegal cigarettes and 3kg of hand-rolling tobacco, worth an estimated £18,000, was seized and removed from the streets of Newcastle.

Read more here: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/illegal-tobacco-seized-dog-newcastle-17252144

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Formed in 2009, B.W.Y CANINE is now 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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