THOUSANDS of illegal cigarettes and up to 20 kilograms of tobacco have been taken off the streets following a dawn raid in Sunderland.
Thousands of illegal cigarettes, around 20kg of tobacco and Viagra tablets have been taken off the streets following an early-morning raid in Sunderland.
10,000 illicit cigarettes were seized during a joint operation with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Trading Standards in Huddersfield.
A shopkeeper who denied selling thousands of fake Regal, Mayfair and Richmond cigarettes has been found guilty at trial.
A SHOP that allegedly stocked illegal cigarettes and sold alcohol to teenage children has been closed down in a joint operation with police and the council.
A Gateshead shop has been closed for three months over suspected links to “criminal behaviour”.
A shopkeeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes and carried out an armed attack on a customer has been jailed.
A store owner has been jailed after he was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes from his store in Seaham.
A shop owner has been jailed after he was caught selling cheap counterfeit cigarettes.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has seized around 500,000 suspected illicit cigarettes and 700kg of hand-rolling tobacco in Bristol.