When the European Union brought in strict new laws in 2014 forcing tobacco companies to sell their products in packaging plastered with graphic health warnings, many saw it as a win in the fight against smoking.
West Yorkshire Police said it recently visited the premises to talk to staff about the amount of rubbish originating from the store, including cans and bottles.
THE new owner of a shop continued to sell counterfeit tobacco because he did not want to disappoint his customers – a court heard.
A multi agency operation involving West Yorkshire Trading Standards saw Calderdale businesses searched in which illegal practices were taking place.
Shops in Salford are being warned to steer clear of illegal cigarettes and alcohol by Salford City Council’s trading standards officers.
A MAN has been fined more than £500 for selling counterfeit cigarettes.
Northumberland County Council is creating a new post to support its work to crack down on under-age sales and illicit tobacco.
Sniffer dogs followed their noses to uncover hundreds of thousands of suspected illegal cigarettes worth up to £60,000
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 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.