Customs officials seize counterfeit tobacco
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HMRC officers uncover tobacco processing plant

The first raw tobacco processing plant ever to be discovered in Northern Ireland has been raided by customs officers.

Twelve tonnes of raw tobacco, two million cigarettes and £50,000 were also seized during the operation on Tuesday.

Five people, three of them foreign nationals, were arrested in counties Tyrone and Down.

BBC News NI's Will Leitch reports.

  • 04 Feb 2015