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Latest News - Cigarettes & tobacco

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Takeaway closed after machetes, knives and counterfeit cigarettes seized

27 September 2019

Around £5,000 in cash was recovered along with thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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Counterfeit and illicit tobacco seized in Stafford

20 September 2019

An ongoing operation to combat the sale of illicit and counterfeit tobacco in Stafford has seen the seizure of 3,280 cigarettes and 6,950g of hand-rolling tobacco.

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Former Matean Market owner caught selling counterfeit cigarettes

19 September 2019

Hazhar Merahmad, the former owner of Matean Market in Cowley, has been fined more than £6,500 after pleading guilty to 10 offences concerning the supply of illegal tobacco.

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East Staffordshire counterfeit tobacco seller imprisoned

13 September 2019

An ongoing operation by Staffordshire Trading Standards to combat the sale of illicit and counterfeit tobacco has secured a conviction following the seizure of a quantity of cigarettes and rolling tobacco.

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Fake designer goods seized from Salisbury home

07 August 2019

These included designer clothing, designer handbags, shoes, trainers, accessories and jewellery, cigarettes, headphones, and perfume.

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"Aladdin's Cave of counterfeit goods" found in Salisbury

07 August 2019

Wiltshire Police say they found a "large" amount of counterfeit items when they went to an address on Devizes Road for a completely separate matter.

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Illegal cigarettes, counterfeit tobacco and Viagra seized in Sunderland raid

22 July 2019

Thousands of illegal cigarettes, around 20kg of tobacco and Viagra tablets have been taken off the streets following an early-morning raid in Sunderland.

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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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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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