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Thursday 15th April 2021

Illegal tobacco seized in North Tyneside

A large amount of illegal tobacco has been seized by North Tyneside Council’s Trading Standards…

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Thursday 15th April 2021

Raid on Wallsend shop sees £10,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

North Tyneside Trading Standards, Northumbria Police and Yoyo the Working Cocker Spaniel made up the…

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Tuesday 13th April 2021

Tens of thousands of illegal cigarettes seized from four traders in Newcastle

Raids on premises in Benwell, Byker and Heaton netted 32,000 suspected illegal cigarettes and a kilogram…

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Thursday 25th March 2021

Dogged determination reveals illegal tobacco stash

Sniffer dogs have rooted out tens of thousands of illegal cigarettes in a series of…

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Tuesday 16th March 2021

‘Smuggled’ cigarettes found hidden behind Pontefract shop’s staff toilet, West Yorkshire Police say

More than 2,700 counterfeit cigarettes were discovered hidden behind a toilet in a Pontefract off-licence,…

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Tuesday 16th March 2021

West Yorkshire joint operation sees £55,000 of illegal cigarettes and tobacco seized in swoop

A Joint operation has seen 90,000 illegal cigarettes and 26.5kgs of hand rolling tobacco seized…

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Friday 5th February 2021

Illicit tobacco sales could cost Bolton shops their licence

Seven shop owners will be hauled before licensing chiefs and face losing their right to…

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Friday 8th January 2021

Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in major Bradford operation

A major operation in Bradford targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco saw more than…

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Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Halifax and Brighouse police involved in huge illegal tobacco and cigarette raids

A multi-agency operation targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco resulted in a seizure of…

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Tuesday 15th December 2020

More than 31,000 illegal cigarettes seized during shop visits in Oldham

Council workers, supported by Greater Manchester Police visited three premises on Saturday, December 5

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