Sniffer dog smokes out stash of cigs

Date published: 14 February 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of illegal and counterfeit tobacco was seized in a raid on a local business.

Oldham Council Trading Standards and the North West Trading Standards Illicit Tobacco team went to Polski Sklep on Yorkshire Street following a tip it might have illegal cigarettes.

A specialist tobacco sniffer dog uncovered 35,500 cigarettes and 14.5 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco concealed around the building, worth around £10,000.

A regular customer said: “It was only a matter of time before they got busted. It was so upfront the way it was being done.”