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.
Roadshows will be taking place in South Tyneside next week in a bid to raise awareness among South Tynesiders of the consequences of illegal tobacco.
Warning to shops as illegal tobacco drive is launched ROGUE shopkeepers who are tempted to sell illegal tobacco are being warned they could face more than a fine but could lose their livelihood.
Thousands of illegal cigarettes with a market value of £24,000 have been seized from a home in Newcastle. Trading standards officers with Newcastle City Council visited the residential property on Wednesday morning.
A Stockton shop has lost its booze licence after the owner tried to transfer his licence to a “mate” following a trading standards raid.