LARGE quantities of illegal cigarettes and vapes, food items, and tobacco were seized from two convenience stores in Caernarfon on Monday (May 20).

North Wales Police, along with Gwynedd Council’s trading standards and environmental health departments, conducted a collaborative operation the shops after receiving community intelligence.


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The aim of the operation was to target the sale of products not complying with EU/UK legislation, the effect these sales have been having on communities and antisocial behaviour concern. 

A police spokesperson added: “Both visits were successful and large quantities of illegal cigarettes, tobacco, illegal vapes and food items were seized as part of the operation.”