Police seize huge haul of wine and tobacco in Kincardine
Published 18 May 2011 12:30 5 Comments
A HUGE haul of wine, cigarettes and tobacco have been seized in Kincardine after a joint operation by Fife police and HM Revenue and Customs.
Following information from local residents on Sunday, the officers swooped as part of an operation to crack down on youth disorder and anti-social behaviour.
And at a premises in the village, they confiscated 752 litres of wine, 1118 packets of cigarettes and 24kg of hand-rolling tobacco.
The goods are believed to be counterfeit and enquiries are continuing.
Sergeant Darren Stewart said, "We are currently tackling the youth disorder and anti-social behaviour in Kincardine as it has been identified as a policing priority by local residents through the community engagement meeting.
"We are actively encouraging residents to give us information on crime that is affecting them and their community."
Ron Barrie, of HMRC said, "HM Revenue and Customs work closely with our partner agencies to tackle alcohol and tobacco fraud at all points of the illegal supply chain, from smuggling and storage through to final sale.
"The unregulated sale of illegal cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol is not a victimless or harmless crime."
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May 18, 20:04
May 19, 08:37
Liz, they would be very sorry if they did - it is counterfeit, so cold be anti-freeze in there and not alcohol. The cigs made with little tobacco and lots of scrapings from a floor in China.
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DRINK up PUFF PUFF
May 19, 18:13
wait till the SNP get a grip of alcohol pricing ,we will all end up drinking anti freeze and cheap contraband drink.
then the pricing attack will focus on unhealthy smoking habits meaning we will all end up smoking the sweepings off any floor.
anybody got a contraband drink and cigarettes price list.
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May 20, 00:12
Queue the 'Dunny Press' library picture of "2 Polis wandering doon the street" and we wonder whit that huz tae dee wi fags and booze being siezed?
Oh aye, must be the Polis ball soon eh?
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May 21, 17:08
A went to Kincardine last year wi some pals fi the vally fur a party by the bridge and you could get served in the town! Been banned from boozin in the streets by ma mum this year tho !! Parties in tyhe hoose fur the now :)
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May 31, 13:07
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