HMRC officers and police visited multiple retail establishments in Derry city, resulting in the seizures.
After visiting retail locations, customs officers seized thousands of pounds worth of illegal cigarettes and alcohol.
On Tuesday, April 5, HM Revenue and Customs, assisted by police, raided six locations in Derry city, seizing what it suspected to be illegal tobacco and alcohol items.
19,000 cigarettes, 5 kg of hand-rolling tobacco, £2,300 in cash, and 116 litres of illegal alcohol were seized during the searches.
The value of the seizure is believed to be around £10,500.
A spokesperson from HMRC said:
“HM Revenue and Customs, supported by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, visited several retail premises in Derry city seizing what are believed to be illicit tobacco and alcohol products.
“As part of the operation, HMRC officers, supported by PSNI’s District Support Team, conducted searches in six locations.
“In total, 19,000 cigarettes and 5kg of hand-rolling tobacco were seized along with £2,300 in cash and 116 litres of illicit alcohol. The seizure is worth an estimated £10,500 in evaded duty.
Investigations are continuing.”