Sniffer dogs have rooted out tens of thousands of illegal cigarettes in a series of raids across Bury
More than 2,700 counterfeit cigarettes were discovered hidden behind a toilet in a Pontefract off-licence, the authorities say.
A Joint operation has seen 90,000 illegal cigarettes and 26.5kgs of hand rolling tobacco seized this week.
The owner of two Bradford shops used a number of secret compartments, including a remote controlled hydraulic chamber, to hide the counterfeit tobacco that he sold to boost his business.
A SHOP owner has been ordered to pay over £1,100 after a 15 year old girl was sold loose cigarettes during a test purchase.
A major operation in Bradford targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco saw more than 210,000 cigarettes seized
A multi-agency operation targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco resulted in a seizure of almost 140,000 cigarettes and more than 50kg of hand rolling tobacco in West Yorkshire.
A father and son have been jailed after heading up a crime gang which smuggled over five million illegal cigarettes in the North East.
If you are offered cheap tobacco during lockdown, often sold locally as “duty-free”, it will almost certainly be illegal, enforcement officers in Greater Manchester have warned.
Police have recovered 4,000 illicit cigarettes from a west Hull shop – and they were hidden in a manhole.