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Jail for tobacco smuggling gang who brought more than eight million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK

11 May 2018

A court ruled £1,107,180 of the seized cash could be paid into the public purse after the defendants could not show a legitimate source for it.

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Man fined after counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes found under floorboards of Blackhall shop

02 May 2018

More than 5,000 cigarettes and almost 1.5kg of rolling tobacco were found at Vine Stores..

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Butcher caught in fake cigarettes raid hid goods in sausage mix

17 April 2018

Johnstone-Smith — who had 13,360 counterfeit cigarettes seized — claimed he'd resorted to the illicit sideline because his business was in 'dire straits'.

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Tobacco, drugs and counterfeit goods seized in Banbury

12 March 2018

Also Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards officers seized 31 items of counterfeit clothing and trainers from one of the premises visited.

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A Cleator Moor man has been convicted of selling counterfeit cigarettes & tobacco from his home

07 March 2018

Following intelligence received, Trading Standards Officers visited Mr Newton’s home and seized a large quantity of counterfeit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco.

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Wolverhampton shop risks closure after counterfeit cigarettes seized in raids

01 March 2018

Well-known brands such as Richmond, Regal and Mayfair and pouch tobacco labelled Amber Leaf, being sold at the shop were all found to be counterfeit.

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Thousands of Illegal cigarettes and £40k of counterfeit goods seized after Wolverhampton home raid

23 February 2018

And an estimated £40,000 worth of fake goods were found stored in garden sheds, as well as bedrooms and the living room of the property.

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A SHOP could be forced to hand over its alcohol licence after selling counterfeit cigarettes

17 February 2018

Park Lane Food and Wine in Tilehurst will be challenged by the council's Licensing team at a hearing on March 8 after a series of breaches and illegal activity at the store.

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Dudley shopkeeper used freezer to hide illegal tobacco and counterfeit cigarettes

16 February 2018

Sywash Mashkhaty, owner of European Food Express in Dudley High Street, pleaded guilty to seven offences in front of Wolverhampton magistrates.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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