One crook was the butt of a police force’s joke when he was caught after his van crashed – sending thousands of packets of counterfeit cigarettes over a field.

One crook was the butt of a police force’s joke when he was caught after his van crashed – sending thousands of packets of counterfeit cigarettes over a field.

Warwickshire Police tweeted a picture of the upturned silver van, next to an emoji of angry face.

The caption read: “That feeling, when you crash your van full of thousands of counterfeit cigarettes…and then the police arrive.” The crash is understood to have happened on the M6 motorway.