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#342841 - 17th Aug 2009 10:50am 10,000 cigarettes seized during raid on Birkenhead
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More than 10,000 cigarettes seized during raid on Birkenhead shop



MORE than 10,000 cigarettes and 1.5kg of tobacco were seized during a raid on a shop.

Trading Standards officers from Wirral council targeted the business in Birkenhead in a joint raid with HM Revenue and Customs.

The raid, which happened on August 6, was linked to an ongoing investigation into counterfeit tobacco.

John Malone, head of Trading Standards, said: “HMRC signed a protocol with councils to make sure those who sell smuggled or counterfeit tobacco are investigated and do not profit from their illegal activities.

“I am pleased this agreement proved successful in such a short time.”

Any retailer who sells tobacco products without the required health warnings can face a £5,000 fine or imprisonment.

Contact Trading Standards on 0151-691 8020 with details.



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dammmm i need cheap smokes tooo, they are just too much, does anyone know were i cant get them from?
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I do like a 'unde the counter' fag myself but not the ones with arsenic and mouse droppings in them- they dont taste too good!
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