THOUSANDS of pounds’ worth of cigarettes and tobacco have been seized after police raided a Swindon vape store.

Wiltshire Police raided Smokestation on Cricklade Road and searched the owner’s white Ford Transit van. 

A police dog discovered 3,200 cigarettes and 13.5kg of tobacco and perfume inside the vehicle. 

The haul, together with the van, were taken by officers, who have yet to make an arrest.

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Witness Paul Harper, 53, was painting a wall by the store at the time of the raid this afternoon.

He said: "I was just painting when they came to raid the place. I looked up and there were just officers going into the shop. It was quite a shock, they just swamped the place."