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Thursday 30th August 2018

See the stash of suspected illegal cigarettes hidden under a bathtub in a Newcastle home

A joint operation by Northumbria Police and Newcastle City Council made the seizure in Newcastle on June 4 ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

UK approves protocol aimed at reducing illicit tobacco market

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products provides a blueprint for the regulation of tobacco production and distribution, as well as international cooperation between enforcement authorities. ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Selling illicit tobacco to undercover officer lands man in court

A MAN who sold illicit cigarettes and tobacco to an undercover trading standards officer has been ordered to pay more than £400 ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Shop targeted in counterfeit raid loses booze licence after trying to transfer it

A Stockton shop has lost its booze licence after the owner tried to transfer his licence to a “mate” following a trading standards raid. ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Cigarette smuggling ‘kingpin’ must pay £412k or face jail

The mastermind of a plot to bring 10 million illicit cigarettes into the UK must pay back more than £400,000 or face four more years in prison. ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

What’s the size of the black market in tobacco and who is behind it? ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Three jailed after being caught with 1.5million illegal cigarettes worth more than £500,000 in unpaid tax

Three men have been jailed after they were caught with more than 1.5 million illegal cigarettes in a South Shields warehouse….   ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Illicit tobacco campaign generates hundreds of tip offs

Hundreds of people have come forward with illicit tobacco tip offs since the launch of a new local authority-funded campaign in the North East of England. ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Campaign to tackle illicit tobacco reports hundreds of tip offs

Hundreds of people have come forward with tip offs about illegal tobacco following the launch of a local initiative.   ...more

Thursday 30th August 2018

Anonymous tip offs boost illegal cigarette campaign

MORE than 350 anonymous tip offs from the public have been received by trading standards teams since the launch of a campaign tackling the sale of illegal tobacco. ...more


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