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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday 22nd July 2011

Five arrests in Merseyside linked to tobacco and cash

Two men and three women from Merseyside have been arrested, and cigarettes and tobacco seized, during raids by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officers.

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Friday 22nd July 2011

Stockport man smuggles smoke in mirrors

A Stockport man who illegally smuggled a tonne of tobacco into the UK hidden in furniture, mirrors and handicrafts has been sentenced.

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Friday 10th June 2011

Ex-train driver denies part in £200,000 international fraud

A FORMER Whitehaven train driver masterminded a £200,000 international fraud by sending illicit drugs and tobacco home to his friends in West Cumbria after emigrating to Thailand, a court has heard.

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