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£80,000 of fake cigarettes seized after police stop van in Nottinghamshire

Around 100,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes, thought to be worth around £80,000, were seized after police stopped a van.

A suspicious van was heading south on the A1 shortly after 11.30am on Monday (14 March 2022).

Nottinghamshire Police operational support officers got behind the vehicle after it had passed the Coddington junction.

They worked together to box the van in, using marked and unmarked high-powered vehicles, and safely brought it to a stop. Investigations are ongoing.

Inspector David Mather, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This positive result was thanks to some excellent work between different teams and shows we will continue to proactively stop vehicles believed to be involved in criminality.

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“Officers from armed response, roads policing, tactical support group, dogs and the road crime team worked together to ensure a safe conclusion and the confiscation of illicit goods.

“The A1 corridor is used by criminals travelling through Nottinghamshire and stops like this one send a clear message that we do not want them on our roads.”

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