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Fake ciggies seized as 13 shops raided

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 09, 2014

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ILLEGAL tobacco was found in Uttoxeter as part of a major operation which saw 20,000 cigarettes seized using money taken back from criminals.

Staffordshire County Council's trading standards officers visited 13 shops across Uttoxeter, Burton and Stafford where they seized 19,850 cigarettes and 7.75kg of tobacco which would retail at £14,000 if legitimate.

Anyone with information on the sale of counterfeit goods is asked to call Fight the Fakes hotline on 01785 330356 or www.staffordshire.gov.uk/fakes or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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