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.
Illegal tobacco products were found to be being sold from the shop in Blackhall Colliery
During the operation, officers seized more than 165,000 illicit cigarettes and 53 kilograms of hand rolling tobacco
Officers from Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards swooped after receiving tip offs about two shops
Trading standards bosses, police and trainee search puppies have joined forces in a new crackdown on illicit tobacco sales