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.
Two men have been arrested after police seized around 400,000 packets of counterfeit tobacco from a Hull property.
Almost 15,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized as part of enforcement work to protect the residents of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Durham County Council’s trading standards team also seized hand rolling tobacco, while £37,000 was confiscated in two incidents