This is the suspected illegal stash of 6,000 cigarettes discovered in a Gateshead shop – hidden behind a concealed basement wall.
A man has been jailed after almost 2m illicit cigarettes were found stashed in a Bootle storage unit.
Officials raided the 41-year-old’s home in November 2016 and seized 50,368 cigarettes, 63kg of hand rolling and chewing tobacco and 76 litres of alcohol.
A crackdown has been launched in a bid to tackle illegal tobacco sellers who are targeting children by selling it at “pocket money prices”.
The future of a Corby shop accused of hiding illegal cigarettes in an elaborate electronic device will be decided by a panel of councillors….
A five-strong tobacco smuggling gang, which brought more than 12 million illicit cigarettes into the North East hidden inside wooden cable drum discs, has been jailed.
Over 100,000 illegal cigarettes and 100kg of hand rolling tobacco have been seized as part of a campaign between the council and Durham Constabulary.
A smuggling gang who flooded the North East with more than 12 million illegal cigarettes after stashing then inside cable drum discs have been jailed.
A DISCOUNT store boss has been prosecuted after officers and a sniffer dog discovered illegal cigarettes and tobacco during a raid.
A stash of illegal cigarettes was found in a shop in Plumstead after it was raided by council staff.