Tobacco worth £300,000 seized in Sheffield

Search dogs from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd have located over £300,000 worth of illegal tobacco products during a joint operation with Sheffield Trading Standards and Greater Manchester Police.
Veteran sniffer dog Yoyo a working cocker spaniel joined forces with Cooper a fox red Labrador to identify more than half a million illegal cigarettes and over 2000 pouches of hand rolling tobacco, hidden in shipping containers in Rochdale.

Following months of surveillance work and armed with search warrants, Sheffield Trading Standards raided storage locations, shops, vehicles and homes used by a criminal gang, which was running a criminal enterprise, supplying and operating retail outlets selling counterfeit and illicit tobacco.

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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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