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Friday 30th August 2019

Police shut down Huddersfield town centre shop for continual criminal activity

Police were left with “no other option” than to close a Huddersfield town centre shop that continued to sell counterfeit and illegal tobacco . ...more

Friday 30th August 2019

Illegal tobacco seller from Dewsbury hid 25,000 illicit cigarettes and 11kg of hand rolling tobacco

A Dewsbury woman has admitted selling illegal cigarattes and tobacco products from her business. ...more

Friday 30th August 2019

Illegal money lender from Crewe sent to prison

An illegal money lender who also traded in illicit tobacco products has been jailed following an investigation headed by Cheshire East Council’s trading standards team. ...more

Friday 30th August 2019

Tens of thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in shop raids

ALMOST 50,000 illegal cigarettes and ten kilos of hand-rolling tobacco have been seized following raids at a series of shops in Bolton. ...more

Thursday 8th August 2019

Blackpool store hauled before licensing chiefs over claims of illegal tobacco sales

An off-licence trader could lose his licence after allegedly selling illicit tobacco ‘under the counter’ at his North Shore store. ...more

Thursday 8th August 2019

Shopkeeper found with thousands of illegal cigarettes claimed he was a heavy smoker

A shopkeeper found in possession of illicit tobacco worth thousands of pounds has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work. ...more

Wednesday 7th August 2019

HMRC seize 140,000 illegal cigarettes and 11 kilos of tobacco in Leeds

HMRC has seized more than 140,000 illegal cigarettes and 11 kilos of tobacco in a huge operation in North East Leeds. ...more

Thursday 1st August 2019

Tobacco companies raise prices more than required by tax changes, despite claims

Study undermines industry claims to be concerned that making cigarettes too expensive will push people towards illicit tobacco products ...more

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Gateshead couple set up fake Facebook profiles to sell illegal cigarettes and tobacco in ‘rookie attempt’ to make money

A couple from Gateshead have been convicted of fraud after selling illegal cigarettes on Facebook. ...more

Thursday 25th July 2019

Illegal cigarettes, counterfeit tobacco and Viagra seized in Sunderland raid

This is the haul of illegal cigarettes, tobacco and Viagra tablets seized during a joint operation by Northumbria Police and HMRC ...more


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