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    More than £96,000 in illegal vapes seized in Greater Manchester

    Illegal vapes seized in Stockport on September 21, 2023 (Photo: Greater Manchester Police/Facebook)

    A crackdown on illicit sales by the Greater Manchester Police (GMP), in partnership with Trading Standards, has led to the seizure of illegal vapes worth more than £96,000.

    A raid on September 21 in Stockport has found £80,000 worth of illegal vapes at three premises. They were all seized for having more than the legal limit of liquid in the chamber, and a few were also displaying the wrong health warnings.

    Elsewhere, officers acting on intelligence received by the local community seized 942 vapes from iBlaze Vape in Burnage on September 14. Their approximate value was £16,500.

    “These results will have made a dent in the pockets of these traders,” Sergeant Stuart Farrell, of GMP’s COM South Neighbourhood Team, said. “Many of the disposable vapes seized had packaging and flavouring aimed specifically to appeal to children and young people.”

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