|KCC Trading Standards and Kent Police working with Tobacco Detection dogs Cooper and Bran from B.W.Y Canine Ltd seized over 242,000 cigarettes and 1,516 pouches of tobacco from 8 shops worth an estimated £76,000.
Counterfeit and illegal tobacco is linked to organised crime, brings anti social behaviour to your community and local shops lose business. It costs the UK taxpayer around £2.2 billion a year in lost tax revenue and also damages the trade of responsible retailers. Fake cigarettes have been found to contain up to six times the level of lead, five times the level of cadmium and three times the level of arsenic found in ordinary cigarettes.
Report 100% anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.