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Tuesday 19th April 2022

Yorkshire’s tobacco black market with sweatshops, slave labour and 80p cigarettes for kids

Some shopkeepers have sold cigarettes to children in school uniform

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Tuesday 19th April 2022

County Durham court closes store for ‘anti-social behaviour’

A COURT has ordered the closure of a market town store at the centre of…

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Thursday 24th March 2022

Council team seizes £13k of illegal cigarettes in raids on shops around Salford

The move was part of Operation Cece, a national initiative in partnership with HMRC to…

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Wednesday 16th March 2022

Bradford shopkeeper jailed over illicit cigarette haul

A BRADFORD shopkeeper who admitted selling illicit cigarettes and tobacco from his store has been…

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Wednesday 16th March 2022

More than 17,000 illegal cigarettes seized from Gateshead shops during daytime raids

Illegal tobacco was found in secret compartments at Ali Baba and Whitehall Corner Shop in…

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Thursday 3rd March 2022

Illegal cigarettes worth £45k found hidden in fridge freezer during raids

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of illegal cigarettes and rolling tobacco have been seized.

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Wednesday 16th February 2022

Sheffield Trading Standards Team take down tobacco gang

Sheffield Trading Standards (STS) have busted an illegal tobacco gang seizing over £275,000 of illegal…

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Wednesday 16th February 2022

Police seize more thank 70,000 illegal cigarettes worth £400k in Hull

Covid is to blame for the spike

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Thursday 10th February 2022

Three shops closed in Northumberland due to selling illegal tobacco

Three shops in Ashington that were caught repeatedly selling thousands of pounds worth of illegal…

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Thursday 10th February 2022

Failed businessman had more than 200,000 illegal cigarettes

A FAILED businessman caught with more than 200,000 contraband cigarettes at a storage unit in…

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