More than 40,000 illegal cigarettes and nearly 24kg of counterfeit tobacco seized, thanks to specialist search dog Cooper.
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Tobacco worth £300,000 seized in Sheffield
Search dogs from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd have located over £300,000 worth of illegal tobacco products during a joint operation with Sheffield Trading Standards and Greater Manchester Police.
Veteran sniffer dog Yoyo a working cocker spaniel joined forces with Cooper a fox red Labrador to identify more than half a million illegal cigarettes and over 2000 pouches of hand rolling tobacco, hidden in shipping containers in Rochdale.
£300K Operation CeCe success for Cooper and Yoyo
Croydon Council trading standards and HM Revenue and Customs teamed up with specialist detection dogs from Wales to track down and seize illegal tobacco worth over £300,000 from a Croydon storage unit. Croydon's "Operation CeCe" was hailed a massive success by the man who trained and handled the specialist search dogs, Stuart Phillips, from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd.
£100,000-worth of contraband tobacco seized in Croydon raid
A trading standards raid in Croydon last week seized 175,000 illegal cigarettes estimated to be worth more than £100,000. The discovery, made by specialist search dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine, has prompted the council to issue an urgent health warning over sales of cheap tobacco, and the threat to youngsters lured by the offer of cut-price cigarettes.
Not all tobacco detection dogs are the same
When Trading Standards want to find a hidden stash of illegal tobacco, they normally require the expertise of a highly trained canine. One of the most sophisticated illegal tobacco concealments was found recently in a Derbyshire shop, thanks to Cooper, a four year old search dog who has undergone many months of specialist training. We talk to Stuart Phillips, possibly the UKs most experienced illegal tobacco search expert during Operation CeCe in Derbyshire.
Illegal tobacco worth £10,000, seized from premises in Worcester City Centre
An operation has successfully been carried out in Worcester, where an estimated £10,000 worth of counterfeit and illicit tobacco was seized.
West Mercia Police carried out the operation yesterday (13 September) in partnership with Worcestershire County Council’s Trading Standards Team, to seize the illegal tobacco from two premises in Worcester City Centre.
New puppies to tackle illegal tobacco crime in UK
Meet Griff and Kevin, two new puppies being trained to help with the fight against illegal tobacco crime in the UK.
Griff, a 15 week old Springer Spaniel from Jersey and Kevin, a 13 week old Working Cocker Spaniel bred here in Wales are to be trained by multi-award winning dog trainer Stuart Phillips from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine.
Canine crime-fighters sniff out cannabis worth £200,000
TWO Pembrokeshire-based sniffer dogs have proved once again they are canine crime-fighters, this time sniffing out a huge haul of cannabis in the west Midlands, thought to have a street value of up to £200,000.
Sniffer dogs help Trading Standards find illegal cigarettes and tobacco in Maidstone shops
Sniffer dogs have helped officers at Trading Standards seize more than 35,000 illegal cigarettes from shops in Maidstone.
They were discovered over two days during an initiative supported by Kent Police Community Safety Unit, Maidstone Borough Council’s Community Protection Team and specialist sniffer dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine.
Over 10,000 cigarettes seized in Northumberland shop raids
Over 10,000 illegal cigarettes seized as two Ashington shops are raided by Trading Standards, Police and specialist search dogs.