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Man in van fails drugs wipe and has £250,000-worth illegal tobacco seized on A1 by Newark and Sherwood Operation Reacher



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A man's evening went up in smoke when Newark officers discovered at least £250,000-worth of illegal tobacco.

Op Reacher officers stopped a van travelling on the A1 and found the driver to be under the influence of drugs.

He failed a roadside drugs wipe and was then arrested.

The illegal tobacco discovered in the back of a van on the A1. (56496014)
The illegal tobacco discovered in the back of a van on the A1. (56496014)

His evening then got a whole lot worse when police searched the van and found large amounts of illicit tobacco.

It was estimated to be in excess of £250,000 worth.

Newark and Sherwood Op Reacher has been working alongside HMRC and inquiries are ongoing.



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