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Illegal cigarettes and alcohol seized in county becomes electricity




Emma Milligan (right), principal trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, with anti-counterfeit cigarettes campaigner Julie Grant.Photo supplied.
Emma Milligan (right), principal trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, with anti-counterfeit cigarettes campaigner Julie Grant.Photo supplied.

Emma Milligan of Lincolnshire County Council.

Raids by the police and trading standards officers led to the discovery and seizure of around 30,000 cigarettes, 400 bottles of wine and 3,000 cans of alcohol over the last six months.

Tackling the sale of counterfeit and illegal cigarettes is a priority as some are extremely dangerous because they do not self-extinguish
Emma Milligan, principal Trading Standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council

More than two tonnes of goods were taken to a special recycling centre where they were broken up and then converted into electricity before being fed into the national grid.


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