Northern Ireland

Contraband cigarettes seized by police in Cookstown

Contraband cigarettes seized in Cookstown Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police released a photograph of the contraband cigarettes and tobacco that were seized

A substantial quantity of contraband cigarettes and tobacco have been recovered by police in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

They were seized along with £4,000 in cash during a planned search of a property in the Rathbeg area of the town on Saturday afternoon.

The cigarettes and tobacco were valued at £20,000.

Police said no arrests had been made and that enquiries were continuing.

Insp Keith Hicks said: "Criminality can come in many different forms and has a negative impact on communities, including local businesses.

"I am confident that our proactive efforts here show that local police are committed to tackling crime and keeping people safe."