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Friday 18th May 2018

Woman who hid illegal cigarettes in Dr Dre headphone boxes told to cough up £16K

A Stockton woman who hid thousands of illegal cigarettes inside Dr Dre headphone boxes has been ordered to repay £16,000. ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

Middlesbrough illegal cigarette stash couple sentenced

A Middlesbrough couple caught with almost 140,000 illegal cigarettes have been handed suspended jail terms. ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

See the suspected stash of illegal cigarettes found in Gateshead shop – hidden behind secret wall:

Officers making the discovery behind the wall in a Gateshead shop ...more

Friday 18th May 2018

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed:

A five-strong tobacco smuggling gang, which brought more than 12 million illicit cigarettes into the North East hidden inside wooden cable drum discs, has been jailed. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed after flooding the North East with 12 million illicit cigarettes:

A smuggling gang who flooded the North East with more than 12 million illegal cigarettes after stashing then inside cable drum discs have been jailed. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Shop where illegal tobacco was passed through loft opening forced to close

TWO shops selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco have been shut down after they were linked to “persistent criminality”. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Smuggler sentenced after being caught on A19 with 20,000 illegal cigarettes

A smuggler was caught with 20,000 illegal cigarettes in his car as he travelled along the A19 . ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Man fined after counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes found under floorboards of Blackhall shop

A MAN has been fined after a stash of counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes was discovered under the floorboards of a shop by trading standards officers. ...more

Thursday 10th May 2018

Illegal tobacco seized as part of Operation Grouse

Over 100,000 illegal cigarettes and 100kg of hand rolling tobacco have been seized as part of a campaign between the council and Durham Constabulary. ...more

Tuesday 24th April 2018

See the stash of illegal cigarettes which landed a shopkeeper with a hefty fine

This illicit haul of counterfeit cigarettes seized from a County Durham store has cost a shopkeeper more than £1,500 in fines. ...more


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