Illegal tobacco

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Monday 14th July 2014

New “Keep It Out” campaign launches across West Yorkshire and York to tackle illegal tobacco

A NEW campaign is launching across West Yorkshire and York (14 July) to tackle the trade in illegal tobacco and stop dealers who sell to children. ...more

Friday 17th January 2014

Tip-off leads police to illegal tobacco haul

Officers swooped after receiving a tip-off that non-duty paid tobacco was being sold from the premises in Heyhouses Lane. ...more

Monday 4th November 2013

20,000 illegal cigarettes seized from rogue dealer

A huge stash of contraband cigarettes and Viagra-style tablets plus a Samarai swords were found hidden in a house after undercover trading standards officers carried out surveillance on a rogue dealer. ...more

Wednesday 14th August 2013

Parents urged to help keep illegal tobacco off the streets

Parents are being urged to help keep illegal tobacco off the streets this summer, with unscrupulous dealers likely to be looking for teenage customers over the school holidays. ...more

Monday 18th March 2013

600 packets of illegal tobacco seized in Accrington and Haslingden

MORE than 600 packets of illegal tobacco were seized during raids on retail premises by police and trading standards officers. ...more

Friday 1st March 2013

Man, 70, in court over 40,000 fake cigs

A PENSIONER appeared in court yesterday (28th February) accused of selling bootleg cigarettes and tobacco on the streets of South Tyneside. ...more

Friday 1st March 2013

Smoking out counterfeit tobacco in Blackpool

TRADERS dealing in illicit tobacco were today warned: 'We are on to you.' More than 1,000 packets of counterfeit tobacco were seized after sniffer dogs hunted them out during a series of surprise raids. ...more

Friday 15th February 2013

Raids across County Durham in crackdown on illegal tobacco

A SERIES of raids have taken place in County Durham today (Friday, February 15) as part of a crackdown on illegal tobacco. ...more

Monday 4th February 2013

Murphy and Ozzie help sniff out contraband haul

TWO sniffer dogs discovered more than £4,000 worth of contraband cigarettes and packets of tobacco in children's lunchboxes. ...more

Saturday 19th January 2013

Tobacco worth £36k in lost revenue seized

A HUGE haul of tobacco, which could have cost taxpayers £36,000 in lost revenue, has been seized at the Port of Hull. ...more


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