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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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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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Thursday 10th December 2020

Illicit tobacco worth £15,000 seized in raids across Bury

Trading standards officers have seized illicit tobacco worth £15,000 in raids on premises across the…

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Wednesday 25th November 2020

Sniffer dog Ricco uncovers thousands of packets of illegal cigarettes at a shop in a series of raids

Springer Spaniel Ricco is helping win the fight against the sale of illegal cigarettes in…

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Wednesday 18th November 2020

Westerhope father and son jailed after helping smuggle five million cigarettes into the UK

A father and son have been jailed after heading up a crime gang which smuggled…

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Friday 13th November 2020

The criminals behind the illegal tobacco trade don’t care about your children, your community or you.

The Keep it Out campaign generated 207 reports of illegal tobacco being sold in Greater…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Raids by consumer watchdogs uncover 18 dodgy tobacco hauls in Bury

Eighteen reports of illegal tobacco being sold have been reported across Bury, a consumer campaign…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Illegal tobacco in Stockport exposed by lockdown reports

Cheap tobacco sold in Stockport as “duty-free” during the Coronavirus pandemic is almost certainly illegal,…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Fight against Rochdale’s illicit tobacco trade goes on

Almost two million fake cigarettes and more than 100kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco have…

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