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Confiscation of counterfeit cigarettes and vapes


Lancaster’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, in partnership with Trading Standards, conducted the operation on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 and seized numerous items from three shops in Lancaster Town Centre.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector James Martin said: “This operation was conducted because of community intelligence, and the results show just how important this is to us. This was a great seizure and sends out a strong message that we are cracking down and tackling the sale of illegal and counterfeit items. Operations like this will continue.”

The  value of the seizure was around £20,000 - for the full story please take a look here -  LANCASHIRE POLICE - Lancashire Constabulary"


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