Counterfeit tobacco worth £20,000 seized in Lowestoft
- Credit: Mick Howes
Thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit tobacco has been seized in Lowestoft.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team led a multi-agency day of action on Wednesday, April 27.
Fifty-four vehicles were identified as being potentially involved in criminal activity and were brought to a checkpoint by Suffolk police where officers conducted checks on the vehicles.
Following the inspections seven people were arrested on suspicion of drug driving, £20,000 of counterfeit tobacco was seized by HMRC and one stolen trailer and an engine were recovered.
Eight vehicles were also seized and 47 Traffic Offence Reports were issued.
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