One million cigarettes seized from West Lothian storage unit

An investigation is underway after 1.1 million suspected illicit cigarettes and 28 pallets of alcohol were seized by HMRC.

Officers made the discovery inside a unit at an industrial park in Whitburn, West Lothian, on Wednesday (27 April).

The alcohol seized, included vodka, whisky, and prosecco. A van and a forklift at the scene were also seized, plus £5,000 cash.

The goods found in the unit are believed to be worth an estimated £631,000 in lost duty and taxes.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are continuing.