Illegal tobacco worth £75,000 found in Gloucester

Illegal tobacco worth more than £75,000 has been seized from a garage in Gloucester.

The haul included imported and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco products not intended for UK distribution.

The discovery, weighing 334kg, was part of an on-going operation in the county.

Eddie Coventry, from trading standards, said: “This seizure would have represented a substantial loss to legitimate businesses.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the department.


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