Pictures show more than 5,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized by police in Hendon

Seized cigarettes found in a property in Hendon. Picture by Northumbria Police
Seized cigarettes found in a property in Hendon. Picture by Northumbria Police
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More than 5,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes have been seized at a property in Hendon this morning.

Northumbria Police, in partnership with HMRC and Trading Standards, executed a warrant at the property in Tower Street West, in Hendon, at 9.50am this morning.

An investigation has now been launched but so far no arrests have been made.

A spokesman for Sunderland Police said: "We have today executed a warrant in partnership with HMRC and Trading Standards at a property on Tower Street West, in Hendon.

"More than 5,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes have been seized. Enquiries are ongoing."

The warrant was executed this morning. Picture by Northumbria Police

The warrant was executed this morning. Picture by Northumbria Police

Picture by Northumbria Police

Picture by Northumbria Police

Tower Street West. Picture by Google

Tower Street West. Picture by Google