• February 28, 2024

Australia: Over $1 Million in Illicit Nicotine Seized

 Australia: Over $1 Million in Illicit Nicotine Seized

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More than 30,000 vapes and tobacco products worth more than AUD 1 million ($650,000) have been seized by health authorities in a series of raids across Sydney.

The major vaping blitz saw 60 retailers targeted throughout the city’s southeast last week.

More than 30,000 e-cigarettes, 118,000 cigarettes, 45 kilograms of flavored and loose-leaf tobacco, and 284 containers of nicotine pouches were taken during the NSW Health and Therapeutic Goods Administration raids.

The total street value of the seizures is over $1.1 million, NSW Health said.

It takes the total value of illegal vapes and tobacco products seized across the state since July 2020 to $31.6 million.