'Fake' cigarettes seized in Gloucestershire raids
More than 30,000 cigarettes have been seized in an anti-counterfeiting operation in Gloucestershire.
During the raid two shops were visited and a vehicle, found to contain 26,400 cigarettes, was confiscated.
All the tobacco recovered is being held on suspicion of breaches of labelling and trademark offences and some is believed to be counterfeit.
A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said a 26-year-old man from Gloucester had been arrested on suspicion of fraud.
He has been released on police bail until 15 September.
A trading standards spokesman said the operation also involved members of Gloucestershire Police and HM Revenue and Customs.
He added the raids were a result of months of intelligence gathering and surveillance.