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Thursday 10th February 2022

Three shops in Ashington issued with closure notices for selling illegal tobacco

All three shops were selling illegal counterfeit cigarettes and rolling tobacco at vastly reduced prices

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Tuesday 8th February 2022

South Tyneside man prosecuted after large amounts of illegal tobacco products found at his home

South Tyneside’s Trading Standards team have prosecuted a Hebburn man after a large amount of…

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Friday 14th January 2022

Yorkshire masterminds behind UK’s biggest illegal tobacco factory ordered to pay back ill-gotten gains

Two masterminds behind the UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory have seen some of their ill-gotten…

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Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Hessle Road shopkeeper hid 4,000 illegal cigarettes in holes in store’s back yard

He looked to profit £2,500 from their sale

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Wednesday 22nd December 2021

More than 200,000 illicit cigarettes found in customs raid on Yorkshire self-storage units

Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raided the units in the Kirkstall/Heasdingley area of…

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Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Director and company prosecuted after £11,000 of illegal tobacco seized in Salford

A businessman, has been prosecuted for continuing to sell illegal and counterfeit tobacco products just…

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Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Shop closure extended by court following bootleg tobacco raid

A shop ordered to close after an investigation into sales of bootleg tobacco must now…

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Tuesday 21st December 2021

Shop director convicted after £11k of illicit tobacco seized

The director of a convenience store has been prosecuted for selling illicit and counterfeit tobacco…

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Friday 3rd December 2021

Small business owners from Greater Manchester have shared their experiences of the illegal tobacco trade. This is what they tell us.

“‘Cheap tobacco’ sold under the counter in local shops is hitting honest businesses and communities…

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Friday 19th November 2021

More illegal tobacco seized in Bolton raids – amid warning to sellers

Illegal tobacco sellers are being targeted by health officials – after a crackdown on rogue…

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