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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

Thursday 25th July 2019

6,000 viagra tablets and thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in Sunderland dawn raid

Thousands of illegal cigarettes and 6,000 viagra tablets have been taken off the streets following an early-morning raid in Sunderland. ...more

Thursday 25th July 2019

Illegal cigarettes & tobacco seized following dawn raid in Sunderland

THOUSANDS of illegal cigarettes and up to 20 kilograms of tobacco have been taken off the streets following a dawn raid in Sunderland. ...more

Thursday 25th July 2019

10,000 Illicit Cigarettes Seized During Multi-Agency Operation in Huddersfield

10,000 illicit cigarettes were seized during a joint operation with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Trading Standards in Huddersfield. ...more

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Shopkeeper found guilty of selling thousands of fake Regal, Mayfair and Richmond tabs

A shopkeeper who denied selling thousands of fake Regal, Mayfair and Richmond cigarettes has been found guilty at trial. ...more


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