Trading Standards seizes large amounts of illicit tobacco

“The service uses detection dogs as we are finding that criminals are using increasingly elaborate methods to hide illegal tobacco. 

“But regardless of where it is hidden the dogs have the ability to sniff out even small quantities of tobacco that are hidden from view.

“So, for retailers and members of the public who think they can get away with this illegal activity there really is nowhere to hide.

“And for those who think illegal tobacco is a victimless crime think again. We know that the availability of cheap, illegal tobacco at pocket money prices encourages children to start smoking.”

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