Retailers and wholesalers have criticised a High Court ruling outlawing Customs and Excise random checks. Officers must now only stop travellers if they have a valid reason to believe they are smuggling goods for re-sale. Association of Convenience Stores public affairs and communications manager James Lowman said: "We are very disappointed. We have to separate criminals and daytrippers." And John Bowden, chief executive of the Wholesale Confectionery and Tobacco Alliance, said: "Smugglers will be rubbing their hands in glee. We want to see how the government will respond." The case was brought by Hoverspeed and a group of daytrippers who had their goods seized after being randomly stopped and searched. {{NEWS }}