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Push of button reveals £10,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and vapes in secret cabinet at shop

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Push of button reveals £10,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and vapes in secret cabinet at Derbyshire shop

A push of a button revealed a shop’s extravagant way of hiding more than £10,000 worth of illicit cigarettes, tobacco, and vapes inside a secret cabinet.

Derbyshire Trading Standards officers and Derbyshire Police discovered how the owners had gone to extraordinary lengths to try and keep counterfeit products hidden, installing a kitchen counter on hydraulic legs that would raise and lower at the push of a button.

However, the elaborate hideaway proved no match for a sniffer dog.

Derby City Council said In all, 791,000 cigarettes, almost 140kg of hand-rolling tobacco, and 5,082 illegal vapes have been seized in the past year.

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