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Haul of illicit cigarettes and pouches of tobacco found in abandoned Droylsden vehicle

As part of GMP's Operation Diamond, officers from Tameside's Prevention Hub team seized counterfeit goods from three Droylsden stores and an abandoned vehicle earlier today, April 30.

A total of 147 illegal vapes and 1,724 cigarettes were seized along with 1.95kg of tobacco, worth an estimated value of £2,613.

A further 57 illicit packets of cigarettes and 11 tobacco pouches were also seized from an abandoned vehicle found by officers in a TMBC car park on Market Street, which they believe is being used to store products.

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