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Latest News - 11/2015

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Penallta man sentenced after he was caught selling counterfeit tobacco & cigarettes

20 November 2015

20.11.15 - Michael Khakias, 70, of Buzzard Close, Penallta, appeared before Newport Crown Court on November 6 after he was caught selling the counterfeit goods by Trading Standards.

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Police in pre-Christmas crackdown on counterfeit goods as £2m of fake designer goods seized

20 November 2015

20.11.15 - Knock-off clothing, bags and trainers were recovered when police swooped on a business unit in the Strangeways area at 7.30am on Friday morning.A man was also detained by immigration officers and will now be questioned in custody, police said.

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Crime groups currently working in rackets including drugs, prostitution, money laundering, tobacco smuggling, counterfeit goods and extortion, in the Glasgow area

18 November 2015

18.11.15 - A CRIME-BUSTING police squad have claimed to have stopped Glasgow gangsters from getting their hands on more than £5 million in business contracts.

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Counterfeit tobacco found under floorboards, inside a speaker & a fridge!

17 November 2015

17.11.15 - Hackney Trading Standards carried out inspections at six premises including a Kebab shop.

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Two jailed in tobacco trading fraud

17 November 2015

17.11.15 - Two men, who were caught red-handed trading in smuggled, counterfeit tobacco have been jailed, after they were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Warning to N London smokers after £10k of 'dangerous' counterfeit tobacco seized in Tottenham

16 November 2015

15.11.15 - “When you buy counterfeit tobacco, you are also buying product manufactured and distributed by cross-border organised crime, so you’re ultimately putting money into the pockets of the sort of international gangsters who are also trafficking people and dangerous drugs."

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Raid on Norwich ‘pop up’ shop leads to Christmas warning of counterfeit goods

16 November 2015

16.11.15 - A warning has today been sent out to shoppers after suspected dangerous toys and counterfeit clothes were seized in a raid on a Christmas pop-up store in Norwich.

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Counterfeit goods destroyed after Grimsby & Cleethorpes raids

16 November 2015

16.11.15 - "Not only are you putting money into the hands of criminals by purchasing fake goods, but you are also potentially putting the lives of loved ones at risk and stealing from the original rights holders."

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Illicit cigarettes found hidden in false walls and secret compartments in Leeds shop raids

16 November 2015

16.11.15 - West Yorkshire Trading Standards teamed up with police to target the sale of counterfeit and tax-dodging tobacco products at retailers in Harehills and Armley.

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Netherton off licence faces closed after being caught selling counterfeit vodka

14 November 2015

14.11.15 - A Netherton off licence faces closure after it was found selling counterfeit vodka and the manager was discovered to be an illegal immigrant.

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