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Latest News - 07/2015

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Trader sentenced over 82,000 counterfeit tobacco haul

31 July 2015

31.07.15 - A trader who was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco in East Street Market has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 months (suspended for two years).

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Trader guilty of trying to sell £21,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes

30 July 2015

30.07.15 - A trader who sold more than 82,000 fake cigarettes out of a pull-along shopping trolley at a London market pleaded guilty to a string of offences.

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Legal highs including nitrous oxide canisters, poppers, gocaine & counterfeit goods seized in police crackdown

29 July 2015

29.07.15 - Greater Manchester Police visited 123 retailers across the city and seized thousands of substances.

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Convenience Store could lose licence for selling smuggled & counterfeit booze

29 July 2015

29.07.15 - Police officers and Trading Standards officers seized "duty diverted and smuggled" alcohol from the premises in May.

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The hackers using government websites to sell dodgy pills & counterfeit goods

29 July 2015

29.07.15 - Government websites are being hijacked by hackers who use them for the sale of counterfeit goods, including mental health drugs unlicensed in the UK.

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Chester shop was supplied with counterfeit branded mobile phone items

28 July 2015

28.07.15 - A trader who supplied a Chester shop with fake branded mobile phone accessories was found guilty at Chester Crown Court of nine offences relating to fraudulent trading, money laundering and selling and offering for sale counterfeit goods.

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Sniffer dog finds counterfeit tobacco hidden in wheelie bin

24 July 2015

24.07.15 - Trading standards officers raided Zaynes News, Great Cheetham Street East, Higher Broughton, Salford, checking for counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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Greengrocer used £20K illegal & counterfeit cigarette to pay his workers

21 July 2015

21.07.15 - The 62-year-old admitted charges of possessing goods with a false trade mark for sale and possessing for supply goods prohibited by safety regulations when he appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

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National ACG award for counterfeit pilot project

21 July 2015

21.07.15 - A partnership between North Lanarkshire Council’s Trading Standards team and Police Scotland has received a national counterfeiting award.

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Raid nets large illegal fags & counterfeit tobacco haul

21 July 2015

21.07.15 - Co-ordinated raids on 12 shops in Luton have uncovered a large haul in illegal cigarettes.

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