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Wednesday 5th May 2021

Police poke fun at hapless criminal after 10,000 cigarettes were left in crashed car

A hapless criminal with a stash of illegal cigarettes crashed into a car and fled…

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Wednesday 5th May 2021

Thousands of packets of ‘bootleg’ cigarettes found in raid on Bradford shop

A MAN who ran a Bradford mini market has been told he could face a…

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Wednesday 5th May 2021

West Yorkshire shop used hidden chute to serve illegal cigarettes

A West Yorkshire shop thought it had devised an ingenious way to sell illicit tobacco:…

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Wednesday 5th May 2021

Shopkeepers hid secret stashes of dodgy fags in hollowed-out CD player and storeroom panelling

North Ormesby shop keepers hid secret stashes of cigarettes and tobacco in an “organised” operation.

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Tuesday 4th May 2021

Dog helps sniff out dodgy cigarettes and tobacco as checks are carried out across Sunderland shops

A specially-trained tobacco dog has helped police and Trading Standards officers uncover a haul of…

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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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