Tobacco haul seized at Qld border check

Tobacco haul seized at Qld border check

2 months ago
More than half a million dollars worth of “illicit tobacco” has allegedly been found inside a truck stopped as part of a police operation on Queensland’s southern border. The semi trailer with NSW registration was stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on Wednesday, where Queensland Police allegedly found a large quantity of “tobacco and tobacco related products”. Moving illicit substances into Queensland has taken on a further element of risk now every vehicle is being […]
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Police seize 300k cigarettes in Shepparton, Mooroopna illegal tobacco raids

3 months ago
Police seized more than 300,000 cigarettes and more than $12,000 in cash in raids on five businesses, a house and a storage shed in Shepparton and Mooroopna on Wednesday morning. Shepparton Divisional Tasking Unit Sergeant Peter Warden said police executed search warrants on four Shepparton businesses and one in Mooroopna, as well as a Shepparton house and a storage shed in Mooroopna over the alleged sale of illegal tobacco. As well as the cigarettes and […]
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Police trial new initiative to combat fuel theft

1 year ago
Fuel thieves have been put on notice by police in Sydney’s inner west, in a trial program backed by the Motor Traders’ Association of NSW. The initiative has seen police from the Burwood Police Area Command place fail-to-pay stickers on fuel bowsers in petrol stations across Burwood, Strathfield, Ashfield, Concord and Drummoyne. According to figures from the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores 2019 State of the Industry Report, compiled by Convenience Measures Australia, fuel theft […]
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Skipton service station targeted by thieves in ram raid

2 years ago
Warrnambool police detectives have just arrived at Skipton after a ram raid netted thieves cigarettes valued at $25,000. Warrnambool police Sergeant James van Engelen said the raid happened at 4.25am Thursday at the BP roadhouse on the Glenelg Highway. “A Holden ute was used to ram glass doors at the BP roadhouse and there was a second dark Commodore sedan at the roadhouse at the same time,” he said. “Three men wearing face coverings and […]
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