Illegal and possibly dangerous cigarettes seized from Great Yarmouth shop
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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.
MORE; illegal cigarettes raidIn 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.
MORE; 27,000 illegal cigarettes foundThe 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.