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Saturday 4th September 2010

South Shields’ tab houses target kids

Children as young as eight are being exploited by criminals and criminal gangs running so-called 'tab houses', health officials have warned. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Tobacco smugglers jailed over ports plot

Two men who ran an international smuggling operation to bring in 11 million illegal cigarettes have been jailed for a total of almost 20 years. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Thousands of cigs seized in double raid

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been taken off the streets following raids on a shop and a house in Huddersfield. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Cumbria crackdown on ice-cream van tobacco sales

Cumbria Trading Standards has vowed to step up its efforts in stamping out counterfeit tobacco and underage sales following the conviction of an ice-cream seller who sold fake fags to kids. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

10,000 cigarettes seized in Birkenhead shop

More than 10,000 cigarettes and 1.5kg of tobacco were seized during a raid on a Birkenhead shop. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

1 million cigarettes seized at Immingham

More than 1 million cigarettes have been found inside concrete blocks at Immingham docks by our officers. Officers uncovered the haul on Wednesday (27 October) following checks on lorry freight arriving from the continent. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

1.5 million cigarettes seized at Hull

Around 1.5 million cigarettes have been found hidden inside concrete blocks at Hull docks by our officers. Officers uncovered the haul on Thursday night (2 December) following checks on lorry freight arriving from Zeebrugge in Belgium. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Barnsley streets safer thanks to illegal cigs raid

A group of illegal tobacco traders from Barnsley has been convicted after being caught with over 2-million illegal cigarettes destined for the local market. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

HMRC stop 10-million illegal cigarettes hitting Merseyside streets

Five Merseyside men have been arrested and almost 10-million illegal cigarettes seized by officers from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Safer streets in Gateshead following ‘tab-house’ raid

Police and trading standards have seized hundreds of counterfeit cigarettes and packets of tobacco following a raid on two homes on Gateshead's Springwell Estate. ...more


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