SHOP bosses avoided being stripped of a licence to sell cigarettes and alcohol
Almost 9,000 cigarettes and and 10kg of tobacco were seized last year after council officers deployed new spying powers to crackdown on illegal sellers.
Two sniffer dogs have discovered a haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco hidden in a car in South Shields.
A sniffer dog uncovered the huge haul during a raid last week, as council bosses warn that criminals will go to “alarming” lengths to conceal illegal products
A Gateshead woman who was caught selling almost 12,000 illegal cigarettes from her home has been prosecuted.
Police were left with “no other option” than to close a Huddersfield town centre shop that continued to sell counterfeit and illegal tobacco .
A Dewsbury woman has admitted selling illegal cigarattes and tobacco products from her business.
An illegal money lender who also traded in illicit tobacco products has been jailed following an investigation headed by Cheshire East Council’s trading standards team.
ALMOST 50,000 illegal cigarettes and ten kilos of hand-rolling tobacco have been seized following raids at a series of shops in Bolton.
A shopkeeper found in possession of illicit tobacco worth thousands of pounds has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.