Medway shops closed after 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 10Kg of tobacco found by specialist search dogs.

Shops selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco have been shut down after police raided businesses selling untaxed items.

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

A court order has now forced the stores to be temporarily closed down after an operation between police and fellow agencies.

Two shops in Chatham and a further two in Strood were shut after warrants were executed at five businesses across the two towns on July 16 and 17.

In total, 12,140 cigarettes and 9.8kg of rolling tobacco were seized after the required UK tax and duty had not been paid

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An under the counter concealment, located by specialist search dog Cooper. 


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