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‘Lighting up’ given whole new meaning

| May 10, 2013

Hand-rolling tobacco intercepted by customs officers as it was being smuggled into the U.K. is to be burned in an incinerator to help generate electricity for the national grid, according to a story by the Western Morning News.

But the electricity generated is unlikely to blow any fuses – only 150 kg of tobacco is to be burned.

The tobacco was detected by a trading standards sniffer dog at a parcel office in Plymouth, Devon, last year.

It was hidden inside camping refrigerators, one of which also contained £38,770 in shrink-wrapped cash, part of the proceeds from a previous shipment.