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Friday 4th June 2010

Ice-cream van full of tobacco seized

Police in Kent have seized an ice-cream van packed with cigarettes and tobacco, after being tipped off by local residents. ...more

Friday 4th June 2010

Ice-cream van smuggler forced to pay back profits

An illegal tobacco smuggler has been forced to pay back £185,000 of his ill-gotten gains to avoid facing a prison sentence. ...more

Tuesday 4th May 2010

Illegal tobacco used to fund terrorism

Proceeds gained from illegal tobacco smuggling were used by the Provisional IRA to help fund terrorism, according to an article in The Irish Times. ...more

Thursday 4th March 2010

Sunderland women smuggled 64,000 cigarettes

Four women from Sunderland have been caught trying to smuggle 64,000 cigarettes into the UK after a trip to Tenerife. ...more

Thursday 4th March 2010

Huge haul of tobacco uncovered in Tyneside

Thousands of pounds-worth of illegal cigarettes and alcohol were confiscated during a raid in New Herrington. ...more

Thursday 4th February 2010

Gateshead tab house trade exposed

Trading standards officers have launched a series of raids on houses in Gateshead suspected of selling illegal tobacco. ...more

Monday 4th January 2010

Crackdown in York

A CRACKDOWN on the illegal tobacco trade and the sale of cigarettes to children will begin across West Yorkshire and York today. ...more

Monday 4th January 2010

Counterfeit cousins threaten honest, local businesses

Two cousins have been jailed for 18-months after selling tens of thousands of pounds-worth of counterfeit goods, including illegal tobacco, from their shop in Bradford. ...more

Friday 1st January 2010

Crackdown on illegal tobacco sale

City of York Council is launching a new campaign across York today to tackle the trade in illegal tobacco and stop dealers who sell to children. ...more


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