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Latest News - Cigarettes & tobacco

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10,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized from Peterborough city centre business

15 November 2017

It follows a raid carried out yesterday (Tuesday, November 14) after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

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Shoppers warned to watch out for fake goods on Black Friday

15 November 2017

FIREFIGHTERS are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday November 24 and avoid fake electrical products which pose a serious fire risk. Black Friday falls during the national Fire Kills Electrical Safety Week from November 20-26 and is a retail bonanza which encourages people to shop for a festive bargain.

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Gloucester car boot seller raided by Trading Standards

15 November 2017

About £1,200 worth of cigarettes and rolling tobacco, all believed to be counterfeit, was seized from the stall.

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Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs

03 November 2017

Thomas Chaney, 24, of Greenmeadow was caught following an investigation by Torfaen’s trading standards team which found he was selling large quantities of counterfeit tobacco through the social media site.

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Thurrock Council leader praises crackdown on counterfeit cigarettes

23 October 2017

Sarah Cambridge, trading as Chequers Fruit and Veg at 18b North Mall, Grays Shopping Centre, pleaded guilty to six offences of selling counterfeit cigarettes, possessing with the intent to supply counterfeit cigarettes and failure to display a notice with regards to underage sales.

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£1000s worth of illicit & counterfeit tobacco seized

21 October 2017

The raids were a joint operation between Humberside Police and North East Lincolnshire Council's trading standards department as part of Operation Hercules, a campaign to curb street drinking, begging, drug dealing and illicit tobacco sales.

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Online ‘trader’ caught with nearly 200,000 counterfeit cigarettes

17 October 2017

...in his van on the M6 tried to claim his illegal haul was washing-up liquid.

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Shop worker jailed over £40K haul of illegal cigarettes

12 October 2017

Ali, 25, of Norton Street, Radford, pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the unauthorised use of a trademark and one of failing to specify health warnings, all on November 23 last year.

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Counterfeit goods seized during raids in Belfast

07 October 2017

Detectives have seized thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit goods from paramilitaries following a raid in Belfast.

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Essex retailer pleads guilty to selling counterfeit tobacco

06 October 2017

An Essex-based convenience store has been fined thousands of pounds after pleading guilty to a number offences of supplying counterfeit, incorrectly marked and unsafe cigarettes and tobacco.

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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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