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Illegal and possibly dangerous cigarettes seized from Great Yarmouth shop

PUBLISHED: 15:23 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 09 May 2018

The police and trading standards operation found illegal cigarettes,
Picutre: Great Yarmouth Police

The police and trading standards operation found illegal cigarettes, Picutre: Great Yarmouth Police

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Another hoard of illegal cigarettes has been removed from a Great Yarmouth town centre shop.

A joint operation between Norfolk Trading Standards and Great Yarmouth police saw a shop raided in King Street.

A Tweet from Great Yarmouth police said it was a joint operation to remove “illegal and potentially dangerous tobacco off the streets of Yarmouth”.

There have been similar previous raids in the town before.

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In January more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes were seized in raids on two shops, with a sniffer dog finding some of the stash hidden in a secret compartment behind a water heater.

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The King Street shop is next door to one commonly known as Yarmouth Food & Wine, which had been raided before in September with smuggled cigarettes and tobacco found in an elaborate hide, dug into the wall behind an electrical fuse box in the store room.

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