Thousands of cigs seized in double raid

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been taken off the streets following raids on a shop and a house in Huddersfield.

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been taken off the streets following successful raids on a shop and a house in Huddersfield.

Police, HM Revenue & Customs and West Yorkshire Trading Standards officials seized 13,000 cigarettes from a house at Harp Inge in Dalton.

They then found a further 4,000 allegedly counterfeit cigarettes during a raid on HD International Food at John William Street.

A customs official said: “We discovered a compartment below the till that was being used to sell to customers.”

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Trade Marks Act.

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