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Thursday 23rd September 2021

County Durham shop linked to illegal cigarettes and tobacco ordered to close

Illegal tobacco products were found to be sold from the shop in Blackhall Colliery

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Monday 20th September 2021

£100,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and tobacco seized in County Durham

During the operation, officers seized more than 165,000 illicit cigarettes and 53 kilograms of hand…

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Monday 23rd August 2021

More than 10,000 illicit cigarettes and tobacco worth £4,000 seized as two Ashington shops raided

Officers from Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards swooped after receiving tip offs about two shops

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Monday 23rd August 2021

New police search puppies join crackdown on Hartlepool bootleg tobacco sales

Trading standards bosses, police and trainee search puppies have joined forces in a new crackdown…

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Monday 23rd August 2021

Owner of newsagents on Manchester’s Curry Mile jailed for selling illegal tobacco

The owner of newsagents on Manchester’s Curry Mile has been jailed after hundreds of illegal…

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Monday 16th August 2021

What happens when you report the sale of illegal tobacco?

Since 2007 the Keep It Out campaign has generated over 1,900 tip offs of illegal…

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Major summer appeal launched to help shut down illegal tobacco dealers

Northumberland residents are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegal tobacco this summer…

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Campaign launched to tackle illegal cigarette sales in Sunderland

People in Sunderland are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegally in tobacco…

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Store that sold loose cigarettes to 15-year-old, and was found selling counterfeit tobacco, is stripped of its licence

The owner of a Bradford shop has been stripped of his licence to sell alcohol after…

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Tuesday 10th August 2021

Keep It Out – summer appeal to tackle illegal tobacco sellers

People in the North East are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegal…

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