A gang of North East smugglers, including four members of the same family, has been sentenced today after their £750,000 tobacco smuggling ring was stopped by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The man behind a £2.2m cigarette smuggling operation has been revealed as one of 10 people from Manchester on the Crimestoppers most wanted list.
Cigarette maker British American Tobacco (BAT) has been fined £650,000 by UK tax authorities for oversupplying its products to Belgium.
A CAR dealer caught with two suitcases full of 46,000 illicit cigarettes as he was driving through Bradford has been given a community order.
THOUSANDS of suspected fake cigarettes have been seized as part of a crack down on the supply of illegal tobacco.
More than 11,000 cigarettes and nearly 9kg of rolling tobacco have been seized as part of a crackdown on the supply of illegal tobacco in County Durham.
An operation using specially trained dogs to sniff out illegal tobacco has landed the owners of three Gloucester shops in court.
A shopkeeper caught stashing 7,000 illegal cigarettes in a shower has been handed a court fine.
Three Gloucester shop owners have appeared in court after raids by sniffer dogs discovered over 6,000 cigarettes and 82 pouches of counterfeit tobacco.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council’s Trading Standards team and Gloucestershire Police joined staff from Smoke Free South West to promote the work being done to tackle illegal tobacco in the county.