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Thursday 9th January 2020

Salford newsagent convicted of selling illegal tobacco for a second time – despite desperate attempts to cover his tracks

Salford newsagent convicted of selling illegal tobacco for a second time – despite desperate attempts to cover his tracks ...more

Thursday 9th January 2020

Investigation launched after Leeds off licence is caught with illegal tobacco

Leeds City Council states that “illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco” were found at Fountain Food And Wine ...more

Thursday 9th January 2020

Bensham bootlegger claimed dirty money ‘could have been from the bingo

A Gateshead woman who was caught with almost 12,000 illegal cigarettes has been told she will forfeit thousands of pounds in cash seized from her home ...more

Monday 23rd December 2019

More than 60,000 illegal cigarettes and tobacco worth £42,000 seized from Gateshead home

Trading standards and Northumbria Police officers carried out a search at a home in Gateshead and found a huge haul of illegal cigarettes ...more

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Court order forces shop to close following repeated illegal tobacco offences

A Byker shop has been forced to close for three months after a court heard of repeated illegal activity at the premises. ...more

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Sniffer dogs find more than £1,200 worth of illegal cigarettes and tobacco hidden in South Shields car

Two sniffer dogs have discovered a haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco hidden in a car in South Shields ...more

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Thousands of illegal cigarettes stashed in hidden compartment in Byker shop’s toilet

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been found stashed in a hidden compartment in the toilet of a Byker shop. ...more

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Bensham woman convicted of selling illegal cigarettes

A Gateshead woman who was caught selling almost 12,000 illegal cigarettes from her home has been prosecuted. ...more

Friday 30th August 2019

Police shut down Huddersfield town centre shop for continual criminal activity

Police were left with “no other option” than to close a Huddersfield town centre shop that continued to sell counterfeit and illegal tobacco . ...more

Friday 30th August 2019

Illegal tobacco seller from Dewsbury hid 25,000 illicit cigarettes and 11kg of hand rolling tobacco

A Dewsbury woman has admitted selling illegal cigarattes and tobacco products from her business. ...more


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