Sniffer dog smokes out stash of cigs
Date published: 14 February 2014
TRADING standards staff take away cigarettes confiscated in the raid on the Polski Sklep convenience store on Yorkshire Street
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.”