More than 20,000 smuggled cigarettes and 170 bottles of illegal alcohol have been seized by trading standards officers in Dudley during the past year.
The haul recovered by the team at Dudley Council following a series of raids on premises across the borough is worth thousands of pounds.
In total 20,378 smuggled cigarettes valued at £7,000, 50 packets of counterfeit rolling tobacco and 173 bottles of illegal booze worth £2,000, which had not had the duty paid on them, have been confiscated since July 2012.
The figures were released today as part of an annual report into the joint work between trading standards and police.
They also reveal that officers also carried out 240 covert test purchases at shops to see if owners were selling to underage drinkers and smokers.
Video journalist Nicky Butler spoke Dudley Council trading standards officer Chris King about the increase in counterfeit goods
A total of 15 fixed penalty notices and 12 reviews of the licence at premises were handed out for the illegal sale of alcohol.
They also handed out information and signs promoting the legal age for buying alcohol and cigarettes and advice to traders regarding the law.
Cabinet member for environment and culture, Councillor Tracy Wood, said: “We have had a hugely successful year in cracking down on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes to under age people.
“We advise owners about the importance of obeying the law and take action against those who ignore it.
“This work sends out a clear message that we will help traders understand the legal requirements, but clamp down on those who break the law.”
The work has been partly funded by the council’s office of public health.
It is part of a drive to tackle underage smoking and drinking.
Councillor Stuart Turner, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “This goes a long way to tackling smoking in the borough by stopping the sale of cigarettes to young people who later become addicted.
“I look forward to more success from trading standards in helping protect the health and well being of the borough.”
Trading standards carry out more than 600 visits to retailers across the borough.
They work closely with police, the council’s public health department and a range of other partners.