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Friday 15th June 2018

Tobacco industry seeking to control anti-smuggling measures, say critics

The tobacco industry is working to secure control of a system to track the movement of cigarettes around the world, allegedly because it is complicit in the smuggling of its own products, according to a new research paper. ...more

Friday 15th June 2018

West Yorkshire: Shop raided FIVE TIMES for fake tobacco loses alcohol licence after police step in

The premises licence allowing a mini-market to sell alcohol has been revoked by councillors who heard of a series of tobacco busts. ...more

Friday 15th June 2018

Four members of same family jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes from ‘tab house’

The couple made hundreds of thousands of pounds in the process, with the potential turnover of the business estimated at between £936,000 and £1.2million over the course of three years.   ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

Woman who hid illegal cigarettes in Dr Dre headphone boxes told to cough up £16K

A Stockton woman who hid thousands of illegal cigarettes inside Dr Dre headphone boxes has been ordered to repay £16,000. ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

Middlesbrough illegal cigarette stash couple sentenced

A Middlesbrough couple caught with almost 140,000 illegal cigarettes have been handed suspended jail terms. ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

See the suspected stash of illegal cigarettes found in Gateshead shop – hidden behind secret wall:

Officers making the discovery behind the wall in a Gateshead shop ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed:

A five-strong tobacco smuggling gang, which brought more than 12 million illicit cigarettes into the North East hidden inside wooden cable drum discs, has been jailed. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed after flooding the North East with 12 million illicit cigarettes:

A smuggling gang who flooded the North East with more than 12 million illegal cigarettes after stashing then inside cable drum discs have been jailed. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Shop where illegal tobacco was passed through loft opening forced to close

TWO shops selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco have been shut down after they were linked to “persistent criminality”. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Smuggler sentenced after being caught on A19 with 20,000 illegal cigarettes

A smuggler was caught with 20,000 illegal cigarettes in his car as he travelled along the A19 . ...more


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