Illegal tobacco seized from Maidstone shops

Nearly 35,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized by KCC Trading Standards officers in a series of visits to shops in Maidstone as part of Operation CeCe, a National Trading Standards initiative in partnership with HMRC. Kent Police Community Safety Unit and Maidstone Borough Council’s Community Protection Team supported the initiative across two days of action.…

Smuggled cigarettes seized by KCC Trading Standards

Smuggled cigarettes and tobacco have been stubbed out after being seized by KCC Trading Standards officers. In total 760 cigarettes were found at one premises – with 2,340 single cigarettes in total seized – alongside 75 pouches of tobacco in raids on seven shops, two in Dover and five in Folkestone. The operation was carried…