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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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Friday 19th November 2021

Crackdown on Wigan contraband tobacco dealers

Rogue retailers in Wigan who sell illegal tobacco are being watched as part of a…

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Friday 19th November 2021

Public urged to snitch on rogue retailers in bid to break illegal tobacco smuggling chain and save lives

They fund organised crime, enabling people trafficking, child exploitation, money laundering – and even terrorism.

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Thursday 18th November 2021

Warning to illegal tobacco sellers in Greater Manchester

Rogue retailers in Greater Manchester who sell illegal tobacco are being watched as part of…

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Thursday 18th November 2021

Illegal tobacco sellers in Manchester are warned

Retailers who sell illegal tobacco are being watched as part of a regional campaign to…

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Thursday 11th November 2021

Alverthorpe shop facing counterfeit tobacco claims from West Yorkshire Police

Another Wakfield store could lose it booze licence over police allegations it was selling counterfeit…

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Thursday 28th October 2021

Northumberland premises found to be selling illegal tobacco again

More than 12,000 illicit cigarettes and numerous packets of hand rolling tobbaco worth £4,000 have…

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Thursday 28th October 2021

Sunderland sniffer dog tracks down 4,000 illegal cigarettes as council crack down on counterfeit tobacco

The specially trained dog sniffed out a massive haul of ‘knock-off’ tobacco as the council…

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