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Thursday 10th December 2020

Illicit tobacco worth £15,000 seized in raids across Bury

Trading standards officers have seized illicit tobacco worth £15,000 in raids on premises across the…

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Wednesday 25th November 2020

Sniffer dog Ricco uncovers thousands of packets of illegal cigarettes at a shop in a series of raids

Springer Spaniel Ricco is helping win the fight against the sale of illegal cigarettes in…

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Wednesday 18th November 2020

Westerhope father and son jailed after helping smuggle five million cigarettes into the UK

A father and son have been jailed after heading up a crime gang which smuggled…

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Friday 13th November 2020

The criminals behind the illegal tobacco trade don’t care about your children, your community or you.

The Keep it Out campaign generated 207 reports of illegal tobacco being sold in Greater…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Raids by consumer watchdogs uncover 18 dodgy tobacco hauls in Bury

Eighteen reports of illegal tobacco being sold have been reported across Bury, a consumer campaign…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Illegal tobacco in Stockport exposed by lockdown reports

Cheap tobacco sold in Stockport as “duty-free” during the Coronavirus pandemic is almost certainly illegal,…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Fight against Rochdale’s illicit tobacco trade goes on

Almost two million fake cigarettes and more than 100kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco have…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Millions of fake cigarettes and 100kg of illegal tobacco seized as part of crackdown during Covid-19 pandemic

‘We found illegal tobacco behind a locked door in a grubby stairwell. A sliding hatch…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Keep It Out campaign leads to dozens of illegal tobacco reports in Bolton

A campaign on illegal tobacco has led to a large increase in the reports of…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Lockdown reports and seizures expose illegal tobacco market in Greater Manchester

A public campaign in Greater Manchester has led to a dramatic increase in reports of…

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