Bootleg cigarettes seized in shop raids across Darlington

BOOTLEG cigarettes worth £18,000 in street value have been seized following a series of raids in shops across Darlington.

More than 78,000 cigarettes and 19kg of tobacco were seized by police, council officials and sniffer dogs, as traders used increasingly clever places to hide their stash of illegal goods.

Eight stores were raided at the same time across the town under entry warrants, on Saturday, by the teams, with the help of sniffer dogs Scamp and YoYo from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd, who sniffed out tobacco hidden in secret compartments, remote-controlled shutters, false walls and even beneath manhole covers.

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B.W.Y Canine Ltd

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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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