Another Wakefield store could lose its booze licence over police allegations it was selling counterfeit tobacco.
More than 12,000 illicit cigarettes and numerous packets of hand rolling tobbaco worth £4,000 have been seized.
The specially trained dog sniffed out a massive haul of ‘knock-off’ tobacco as the council target licensed vendors across the city
More than five million illegal cigarettes have been seized from local retail outlets in the first six months of the year as part of Operation CeCe, a joint initiative between National Trading Standards and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to tackle the illegal tobacco trade.
A convenience store was run as a “criminal enterprise” as it sold counterfeit cigarettes over several months, a public hearing’s been told.
A SHOPKEEPER has been prosecuted and fined for selling illegal tobacco at a Bolton newsagents.
His business, Kingsgate News in Huddersfield town centre, was well known to the authorities
The availability of cheap, illegal tobacco in Bolton has been laid bare with eight shops losing operating licences in the last 20 months.
Officers have seized more than 70,000 illegal cigarettes that were hidden in shops across Leeds.
Members of the licensing panel will meet next week to review the premises licence of a convenience store in Oldham following numerous cases of illicit tobacco and single cigarettes being sold.