Police Seize £17,500 Worth of Illegal Vape Pens

Police Seize £17,500 Worth of Illegal Vape Pens
Police seize 2,500 illegal vape pens worth £17,500 in Luton, UK. Products are often sold to children.

On May 18th, BBC reported that the Luton police in the UK seized about 2,500 illegal disposable e-cigarette products on May 9th, with an estimated value of £17,500.

The operation was a joint raid conducted by the Luton Borough Council Trade Standards Committee and the Bedfordshire County Police. The search took place at a location in Bury Park, Luton, and investigators also discovered the sale of shisha tobacco being poured into unlabeled plastic containers.

So far, the Luton police have seized 11,000 illegal e-cigarette items.

Hazel Simmons, the leader of the Luton City Council, stated that illegal electronic cigarettes and other items are often associated with wider organized crime activities.

According to the committee's disclosure, illegal e-cigarette products are more dangerous than regulated e-cigarette devices and tobacco. Authorities report that these items are often sold to schoolchildren and minors under the age of 18.

Ms. Simmons added, "Selling illegal e-cigarettes and evading tobacco taxes is unfair to compliant businesses.


Police seize 2,500 unauthorized vape pens worth £17,500.

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