Huge quantities of cigarettes and tobacco seized after Peterborough shops raided

Huge quantities of cigarettes and tobacco were seized after raids at eight shops in Peterborough.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 3:59 pm

This morning (Thursday) officers conducted warrants at shops suspected of selling illegal tobacco.

They seized 170,000 cigarettes, 25kg of tobacco and two suspected stolen bycycles from six of the addresses in Lincoln Road, Park Road and London Road.

The operation was conducted in conjunction with Border Force, HMRC and Trading Standards.

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A Border Force dog with some of the seized items. Photo: Cambridgeshire police

Police have not named which shops were raided.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “No arrests were made, but an investigation is ongoing.”

Some of the seized items. Photo: Cambridgeshire police
The Border Force dog in one of the shops. Photo: Cambridgeshire police