Illegal cigarettes seized at shop raids across Leeds

Police seized in the region of £50,000 worth of illegal cigarettes in raids on seven shops yesterday.

The illegal goods seized in the police raid.

Officers from the Inner West team staged a joint operation with West Yorkshire Trading standards at off licences in the Armley and Bramley areas.

They searched seven businesses and three failed.

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Illegal cigarettes were seized from two shops in Armley and a large amount seized from a shop at Bramley shopping centre. Police say they were worth £50,000 and a van was also seized.

Police seize illegal goods.

A spokesperson said: "Trading standards are continuing with the investigation in to the premises. Due to the success more operations like this will be planned in the new year."

Police seize illegal goods.