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Thursday 9th February 2012

Bootleg tobacco is seized in Newcastle raids

A haul of bootleg tobacco has been seized in raids on Tyneside stores. ...more

Wednesday 1st February 2012

Jail over £131m-a-year fake cigarettes racket

Two men from Staffordshire were today behind bars for their role in a counterfeit cigarette racket capable of making up to 625 million counterfeit cigarettes and five million pouches of fake hand rolling tobacco a year. ...more

Friday 27th January 2012

Couple jailed for illicit tobacco trading

A COUPLE who ran an illicit enterprise dealing in smuggled tobacco and cigarettes have been jailed. ...more

Thursday 22nd December 2011

Over 16.5 million illegal cigarettes seized in Castleton

Over 16.5million illegal cigarettes - the largest single detection in the North West region this year - have been seized in Castleton. ...more

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Sixty tab houses operating in Middlesbrough

A mum is likely to lose her job and family home after being convicted of selling cigarettes to children. ...more

Wednesday 12th October 2011

Court stubs out tobacco sellers

TWO men who sold almost £1 million worth of smuggled cigarettes and tobacco from a Doncaster mini market have been jailed for a total of 11 years. ...more

Wednesday 12th October 2011

Manchester airport shop worker jailed for her part in ‘sophisticated’ tax dodge on duty free cigarettes

A Manchester airport worker has been jailed for her part in a gang scam to illegally buy millions of duty-free cigarettes - avoiding paying tax. ...more

Friday 26th August 2011

Man Jailed over £85,000 of illegal cigarettes

A MAN who helped flood the streets of South Tyneside with black market cigarettes has been put behind bars. ...more

Monday 15th August 2011

Crackdown on illegal cigarettes in Blackpool

A new operation targeting people who sell counterfeit cigarettes to young people, is under way in Blackpool. ...more

Monday 25th July 2011

12 million smuggled cigs seized in Gateshead

An underworld smuggling network operating on Tyneside has been smashed after the biggest seizure of illegal cigarettes the region has ever seen. ...more


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