ILLICIT TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL SEIZURES RISE IN EAST MIDLANDS

Illicit Tobacco 280Greater partnership between agencies has led to four million illicit cigarettes and two tonnes of illegal tobacco being seized in the East Midlands in the last two years – Trading Standards in the region has revealed.

That amount equates to a loss of around £1.5million in tax revenue, which directly impacts public services.

The largest single seizure of hand-rolling tobacco during the joint operations, weighing in at three-quarters of a tonne, took place in Leicestershire. Please click here for more information.