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Title : 150,000 seized cigarettes and tonnes of alcohol to be turned into electricity
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Source : Gainsborough Standard
Year : 2017
Link : http://www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk/news/150-000-seized-cigarettes-and-tonnes-of-alcohol-to-be-turned-into-electricity-1-8648679
Country : United Kingdom
Commodity: AB Alcoholic Beverages-All
Abstract: More than 152,000 cigarettes and tonnes of illegal alcohol seized during raids in Lincolnshire are being turned into electricity. A total of 152,360 counterfeit cigarettes, 25kg of hand rolling tobacco and tonnes of illegal alcohol were seized over the last 12 months during raids by Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police. The fake alcohol which will be recycled to make electricity. Taken to a specialist recycling centre, the cigarettes will be broken down and made into electricity which is then fed into the National Grid. The counterfeit liquid is mixed with food stuffs and enzymes to create gas.