Glasgow & West Scotland

Police seize contraband worth £3m

Cigarettes
Image caption Illegally imported cigarettes were found among the haul

Fake goods and illegally imported cigarettes and alcohol worth £3m have been recovered during a police raid in Glasgow.

Officers working with HM Revenue and Customs and trading standards officials made the find at business premises in Commerce Street on Thursday.

It included imported alcohol, tobacco and fake designer clothing and jewellery.

A large amount of cash was also seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Det Ch Insp John McDonald, of Strathclyde Police, said: "As a result of an intelligence-led proactive operation, premises were identified and searched, resulting in the recovery of a substantial quantity of alcohol, cigarettes and counterfeit clothing and jewellery.

"The estimated street value of this recovery is in the region of £3m.

"This recovery will have a significant impact on the finances of those criminals seeking to benefit from the illicit sale of these goods."

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