Middlesbrough raid nets thousands of illegal cigarettes


Thousands of illegal cigarettes and a haul of tobacco have been seized in a raid on a house on Teesside.

Trading standards officers and Cleveland Police officers carried out the operation at a property in Easterside, Middlesbrough.

They found 2,800 cigarettes and a large quantity of tobacco.

It is believed the haul is either counterfeit or smuggled and was to be sold at knock-down prices, Middlesbrough Trading Standards said.

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