Illicit tobacco shop raids across Victoria snares millions of dollars worth of illegal vapes, tobacco
Victorian police have raided 16 regional tobacco shops in a crackdown on organised crime syndicates linked to illicit tobacco. Accompanied by Australian Border Force officers and tax officials, police raided outlets in Shepparton, Seymour, Yarrawonga, and Ballarat, seizing more than $2 million worth of vapes, cigarettes, loose tobacco, and cash. The Taskforce Viper raids on Thursday targeted six stores in Shepparton and eight in Seymour, Yarrawonga, and Ballarat.
October 27, 2023 by abc.net.au