Police find £75,000 haul of fake cigarettes and counterfeit goods in Tipton

A haul of £75,000 in suspected fake cigarettes and tobacco has been seized after a raid on a home by police and trading standards.

Police with the haul of cigarettes
Police with the haul of cigarettes

Officers broke their way into the home on Powis Avenue, Tipton, at around 8.40am yesterday, where they found the cigarettes, which are believed to be fake.

Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for trading standards Councillor Paul Moore said: “Our team seized up to £75,000 worth of suspected illegal cigarettes and counterfeit goods.

Staff found hundreds of sleeves of cigarettes and packs of rolling tobacco, some thought to be fake and others believed to have been illegally imported, as well as suspected counterfeit T-shirts and perfume.

Trading standards officers are now investigating the find. No arrests have been made.”