A large amount of counterfeit cigarettes and thousands of illicit cigarettes have been seized during a raid in Peterborough this week.
The seizure was made by Peterborough Trading Standards.
Peter Gell, Head of Regulatory Services at Peterborough City Council, said: “The illicit tobacco market costs the UK around £2 billion in lost revenues.
“This latest seizure in Peterborough involved suspected illicit and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco, totalling 6,730 cigarettes and 1.5kg of tobacco.
“Selling illegal tobacco is a crime which also impacts on those businesses that are trading legally, and we will continue to put a stop to illegal and counterfeit tobacco being supplied and sold here in Peterborough.
“I would encourage anyone with information about the illegal sale of tobacco to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01733 747474.”