Illegal tobacco

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Friday 28th February 2020

Sniffer dogs uncover 120,000 suspected illegal cigarettes worth £60,000 in Newcastle bedroom

Sniffer dogs followed their noses to uncover hundreds of thousands of suspected illegal cigarettes worth up to £60,000 ...more

Friday 28th February 2020

Call for tougher penalties on illegal tobacco sellers in South Tyneside

In recent weeks, Trading Standards bosses relaunched the ‘Keep it Out’ campaign in a bid to raise awareness of illegal cigarettes in the North East. ...more

Friday 28th February 2020

Over 12 million illegal cigarettes and thousands of litres of alcohol taken off the streets

More than 12 million illegal cigarettes, thousands of litres of alcohol and 2,000 kilos of tobacco have been taken off the streets. The incredible amount of illegal products has all been seized from across Yorkshire within nine months. ...more

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

New campaign urges communities to ‘Keep It Out’

Around one-in-10 cigarettes smoked in the North East is illegal – with private homes and dishonest shops the two leading sources of illicit tobacco. ...more

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Counterfeit cigs and stolen vehicles recovered in Bradford East

POLICE have been busy in Bradford East over the past couple of days retrieving stolen vehicles and working with Trading Standards to take counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco off the streets. ...more

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Leeds store stripped of alcohol licence after selling illegal cigarettes

Fountain Food & Wine, in Morley, Leeds, has been stripped of its alcohol licence for “persistently” selling illegal tobacco. ...more

Monday 20th January 2020

Over 4,200 reports about illegal tobacco from public since 2017 as public urged to help stop kids smoking

PEOPLE in the North East are being urged to help stop local kids from smoking by reporting the sale of illegal tobacco. It comes as new figures show that around one in 10 cigarettes smoked in the North East is illegal – with private homes or “tab houses” and dishonest shops the two leading illicit ...more

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Leyland illicit tobacco stash found in cotton bag and tin behind shop counter

Two staff members at a shop were prosecuted after illicit hand rolling tobacco was found in a locked metal tin behind the counter, and more in a cotton bag behind the counter. ...more

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in raids across Bolton

A STORE owner has been landed with a four-figure court bill, while many more are facing legal action, after raids by Bolton Trading Standards unearthed thousands of illicit tobacco products. ...more

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Morley corner shop stripped of alcohol licence after selling illegal cigarettes

Fountain Food & Wines, on Fountain Street, had its licence revoked after selling illegal tobacco from the premises. ...more


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