CUSTOMS officers have seized 2.3m cigarettes in Huddersfield, which are thought to have been smuggled into Britain.
Five men were arrested during an operation in the town yesterday which netted the cigarettes worth around £500,000.
Customs officers have confirmed today that the 2.3m cigarettes were seized at an industrial site on Leeds Road.
They will not say exactly where the site is, but it is believed to be on the sprawling former Holliday Dyes and Chemicals complex which is now being demolished.
Customs officers have revealed where the cigarettes came from and that they came into Britain through docks in Suffolk.
Senior Customs Investigation Officer Debbie Baxter said: "These cigarettes were imported through Felixstowe from Dubai within a consignment of tyres and delivered to the site in Huddersfield.
She said: "Five men have been arrested, three of whom have now been bailed.
"The other two are still in custody and investigations are continuing.
"No-one has yet been charged."
The five men come from across the north of England.
The two still in custody are a 40-year-old from Liverpool and a 39-year-old from Bradford.
Those released on bail are a 24-year-old from Dewsbury, a 40-year-old from Fagley in Bradford and a 36-year-old from Leeds.