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Seized Illegal Vapes Were Worth £420k on the Street

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Authorities in Blackburn with Darwen have confiscated over 40,000 unlawful vapes, valued at an astounding £420,000, as part of a massive crackdown on vaping devices. Targeting a wholesaler in Blackburn’s Whitebirk neighborhood, trading standards officers carried out an operation with assistance from Lancashire Police. What they found was a sizable stash of illicit vaping items that were intended for distribution.

The sale of illicit e-cigarettes is a severe criminal, according to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and the council is dedicated to taking all appropriate legal action to punish violators. The illegal vapes that were found during this operation did not comply with rules that only allow for a 2 milliliter tank size and a nicotine volume of no more than 20 milligrams.

The executive member for the environment, Councillor Jim Smith, sounded a strong warning, stressing the possible repercussions for anybody engaged in the illegal trade. He issued a warning to violators, threatening them with harsh consequences like unrestricted fines or up to two years in jail.

Smith highlighted the negative effects that illicit vaping items have on law-abiding shops, claiming that these kinds of activities undercut attempts to maintain regulatory compliance.

This big seizure is evidence of the authorities’ continued efforts to stop the illegal vaping product trade, protect public health, and enforce industry regulations. As authorities work to shut down illicit activities and shield customers from potentially dangerous chemicals, more investigations are probably in order.

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