Roadshows will be taking place in South Tyneside next week in a bid to raise awareness among South Tynesiders of the consequences of illegal tobacco.
Warning to shops as illegal tobacco drive is launched ROGUE shopkeepers who are tempted to sell illegal tobacco are being warned they could face more than a fine but could lose their livelihood.
Thousands of illegal cigarettes with a market value of £24,000 have been seized from a home in Newcastle. Trading standards officers with Newcastle City Council visited the residential property on Wednesday morning.
A Stockton shop has lost its booze licence after the owner tried to transfer his licence to a “mate” following a trading standards raid.
The tobacco industry is working to secure control of a system to track the movement of cigarettes around the world, allegedly because it is complicit in the smuggling of its own products, according to a new research paper.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized more than eight million cigarettes and 200kg of hand-rolling tobacco from an industrial unit used by Moon and his gang. All the goods were counterfeit.
Northern Ireland: Woman arrested in Belfast after 40,000 suspected illicit cigarettes seized
Counterfeit and tax-free tobacco was being sold from a general store fitted out with secret compartments to hide the illegal activity, a court heard
Stockton woman who hid thousands of illegal cigarettes inside Dr Dre headphone boxes has been ordered to repay £16,000.
A Middlesbrough couple caught with almost 140,000 illegal cigarettes have been handed suspended jail terms.