From: HM Revenue and Customs
An illegal tobacco processing factory has been discovered at an industrial unit in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire.
Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raided the tobacco factory on Wednesday 19 November where they found around a tonne of tobacco, along with counterfeit tobacco pouches, duty labels and processing machinery.
The factory was discovered after HMRC investigators arrested two men at a Warwickshire Police-led road check at Warwick Services on the M40 on 17 November, where a van containing around half a tonne of processed tobacco was found.
John Cooper, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigation, HMRC said: