Pictures show more than 5,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized by police in Hendon
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.
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"More than 5,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes have been seized. Enquiries are ongoing."