‘Mission accomplished’ was the phrase used by Preston Police after a haul of counterfeit cigarettes were seized.
Chorley Police released details last week on a large operation that resulted in a number of outlets in Chorley having counterfeit cigarettes seized.
A statement from Chorley Police revealed that ‘Operation Tarka’ found that the tobacco products had been brought into the country without going through quality control.
This can be very dangerous, as sometimes these products can contain harmful chemicals that are not allowed to be sold in the UK.
A spokesman said, “This was a result of Operation Tarka a joint partnership operation between Chorley Neighbourhood Team , Trading standard’s and Immigration.
“This tobacco was brought into the country by unknown means with no tax added and no quality control of the contents.”
Preston Police stated today that the operation was ‘mission accomplished’ this morning.
A Facebook post from the force said, “Preston Licensing Team were out on a joint operations with Lancashire Trading Standards over the weekend looking for shops selling dodgy cigarettes. Mission accomplished.”