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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Wigan’s illegal tobacco market exposed during lockdown crackdown

Cheap tobacco sold locally as “duty-free” during the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly illegal, enforcement…

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Illegal tobacco seized in raids across Oldham and Greater Manchester

SOME 22 seizures of illegal tobacco have taken in place in Oldham in a crackdown…

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Tuesday 10th November 2020

Lockdown reports and seizures expose illegal tobacco market in Greater Manchester

A public campaign has led to a dramatic increase in reports of illegal sales, enabling…

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Thursday 15th October 2020

Keep it Out campaign leads to 45 per cent rise in illegal cigarettes being seized in Bolton

A campaign has led to a 45 per cent rise in the number of illegal…

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Thursday 15th October 2020

The biggest illegal tobacco bust Salford has EVER seen…

Hidden compartments, 25 shops and 91,000 cigarettes worth £45k. Police and council officers used sniffer…

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Wednesday 14th October 2020

Steve’s story

I work in a big food manufacturing company – we’ve been really busy during the…

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Wednesday 14th October 2020

Sally’s story

My flat mate keeps saying we should buy our cigarettes on Facebook Marketplace – there’s…

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Thursday 8th October 2020

Manhole discovery unearths 4,000 illicit cigarettes from west Hull shop

Police have recovered 4,000 illicit cigarettes from a west Hull shop – and they were…

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Tuesday 22nd September 2020

The biggest illegal tobacco bust Salford has EVER seen… hidden compartments, 25 shops and 91,000 cigarettes worth £45k

Shopkeepers’ dreams of cashing in on illegal tobacco have gone up in smoke, thanks to…

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Friday 11th September 2020

Arrests made as 400,000 packets of tobacco seized after Hull raid

Arrests made as 400,000 packets of tobacco seized after Hull raid – Hull Live Two…

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