£50,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Armley and Bramley


Illegal cigarettes worth £50,000 in Armley and Bramley have been seized by police.

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

Seven premises were searched in total and three of them failed. A police spokesperson said:

“There were illegal cigarettes seized from two shops in Armley and a large amount seized from a shop at Bramley shopping centre. Overall around £50,000 worth of illegal cigarettes were seized.

“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.”

A van has also been seized during the operation.



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