Home

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to accept cookies.

Skip to main content
Information in press releases is correct at publish date but may now be out of date.
Over 30 thousand local residents get updates direct to their inbox
Sign up for our email updates now
County council 2019/20 budget consultation is now live
Have your say here

Trading standards officers seize the day

Published
07.09.2018

Illegal tobacco worth over £6,500 has been seized by Gloucestershire County Council’s trading standards team.

 

Illegal tobacco worth over £6,500 has been seized by Gloucestershire County Council’s trading standards team

Trading standards seized a large quantity of tobacco from two cars in Gloucester city centre on Friday, 31st August.

The illegal tobacco had been stashed in an Audi Quattro which had been permanently parked in a car park on Sinope Street and used as a storage location to supply illegal tobacco to nearby shops.

Trading standards officers interrupted a man who was previously known to them for involvement in illegal tobacco as he drove up to the Quattro and began transferring tobacco into it from the boot of his own car.

In total 1447 packets of cigarettes, including counterfeit Richmond cigarettes and 101 pouches of hand rolling tobacco, valued at £6,589 were sized and both vehicles were confiscated by HMRC.

Anyone with information on the sale of illegal tobacco, however small or insignificant they might think it is, is encouraged to report it by calling 03454 040506 or anonymously via our website at http://glos.tradingstandards.uk/report.htm

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure said:

“Well done to our trading standards officers for another successful seizure. Our officers continue to work diligently to crack down on the sale of illegal tobacco in Gloucestershire’.

Gloucestershire Stop Smoking Service can be contacted on 0300 421 0040 or at www.stopsmokingglos.nhs.uk

Ends

Help us improve Gloucestershire County Council

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.