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Latest News - Cigarettes & tobacco

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ACG represented at the CTSI Symposium 2019

11 June 2019

Annual professional development event: 10-12 June 2019, Brighton

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ACG host Illicit Trade and Counterfeiting Workshop

08 May 2019

More than 40 experts from enforcement, government agencies and brands attended ACG’s workshop...

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Trading standards bust shop for selling counterfeit fags

18 July 2019

Trading Standards raided Pound Castle after receiving several tip-offs about the sale of 'illegal' fags and under-age sales from the business.

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Hull off licence shut down: repeatedly breached licensing laws and sold counterfeit goods

17 July 2019

During a raid in April, police found 50,000 smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online counterfeit tobacco scam

15 July 2019

A woman from Bolton has been jailed – and her husband and mother given suspended prison sentences – for selling illegal cigarettes.

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Carolyn Harris MP: We must end the unregulated selling of counterfeit electrical goods online

09 July 2019

So when is the Government going to take action against Amazon, Ebay, Facebook etc. who are daily allowing their sellers to sell unsafe, recalled, fake and non-compliant electrical goods to the public? We need action, and we need it fast!

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Durham shop owner behind bars for selling counterfeit cigarettes

09 July 2019

Ismail Maulud, was jailed for a total of 30 months at Durham Crown Court, 12 months for the sale of counterfeit tobacco goods and 18 months consecutively for a knife attack he carried out on an in-debt customer.

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Leeds gang leader must repay £150,000 after being caught with eight million counterfeit cigarettes

08 July 2019

Discount furniture store owner, Geoffrey David Moon, of Thwaite Lane, Leeds, was the ringleader of a criminal gang which smuggled tobacco products worth more than £2 million in unpaid duty into the UK.

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North Ayrshire Trading Standards appeal to public to report counterfeit cigarettes

26 June 2019

The tell-tale signs of illicit tobacco include unusual packaging such as spelling mistakes, incorrect logos or styling, foreign or no health warnings, no picture health warnings, cheaper prices e.g. less than £5 for a pack of 20, or an unusual taste and smell.

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About ACG

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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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