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Project details

Reduction type

Criminal Justice and Enforcement


Area

Barnsley


Funding amount

£12,021


Purpose

The funding enabled Barnsley Trading Standards to undertake a series of inspections of business premises to identify and apprehend illegal tobacco products.

Quick summary

Barnsley Trading Standards successfully utilised the funding to identify and apprehend illegal tobacco products before it was made available to consumers.


This operation resulted in the seizure of 247,460 cigarettes at street value prices of approximately £5. This equates to £61,865 of stock lost by criminal groups and individuals. Had these cigarettes been legitimate goods sold, over £88,000 of revenue would have been paid to the government i.e. in duty and vat on packs of cigarettes retailing at £10 per pack.

You can read more about this funding here – Illegal cigarettes put lives at risk

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