CUSTOMS officials are involved in a major investigation into a Huddersfield newsagents.
Police raided Kings News at Cross Church Street near to Kingsgate last Thursday morning.
The raid was part of an investigation into an allegation of stolen goods.
A man arrested at the shop was released on police bail pending further inquiries.
But it can now be revealed that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized a large amount of tobacco and alcohol in the same raid.
A lorry was needed to transport the seized goods away.
An HMRC spokeswoman said: "A large quantity of tobacco and alcohol goods were found and subsequently seized by customs officers.
"This matter is now being investigated by HMRC and therefore we are unable to comment at this time on the specifics of the case."
HMRC issued a general appeal for information about anybody who is selling goods without the correct duty and VAT paid on them, saying it is an offence to sell such goods.
She said: "If anyone has information about people in Huddersfield illegally buying or selling duty-free cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol then they can contact us in confidence.
"The illegal sale of duty-free goods not only deprives the honest taxpayer of funds which could be used for vital local services, but lines the pockets of the town's criminals who make a hefty profit form this illegal activity."
Anyone with information should phone Revenue and Customs on 0800 595 000.