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Latest News - Cigarettes & tobacco

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Around 20 shops selling counterfeit tobacco & alcohol in Kent.

21 February 2019

Trading Standards believe they are supplying illegal products that are dangerous to the consumer.

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Organised crime & counterfeit goods go hand in hand

20 February 2019

The north-east’s organised crime unit use a range of tactics to disrupt gangs and meet monthly with housing bosses, trading standards chiefs and others to think of ways of making their lives difficult.

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Valentine's. A day of romance... an opportunity for counterfeiters

14 February 2019

Valentine’s Day is approaching a £1 billion industry, with most of our affection shown with gifts and presents.

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Fake fags investigation in Handsworth after £8,000 haul seized

01 February 2019

An investigation has been launched into the supply of fake cigarettes in Handsworth as it was revealed £8,000 worth of smuggled and counterfeit goods were seized from the back of a white Transit.

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Crackdown sees £130k worth of fake cigarettes, phones and alcohol seized from Redbridge businesses

31 January 2019

Redbridge Council teamed up with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to investigate 20 properties on Wednesday, January 25, as part of a crackdown on illicit goods.

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Suspected illegal cigarettes seized from Elswick shop in crackdown on counterfeit goods

23 January 2019

Police officers and Trading Standards searched the shop in Elswick and found of box of cigarettes believed to be counterfeit

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£12k of fake clothing and cigarettes seized in Dundee

19 January 2019

Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) worked with council officers and police to execute a warrant at an address in the city.

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Gwent Police seize cigarettes in counterfeit goods operation

17 January 2019

Two people have since been arrested – a man, 66, from the Blaenavon area; and a woman, 46, from the Abergavenny area.

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Shop workers handed fines for counterfeit tobacco sales

19 December 2018

The shop owner pleaded guilty to five charges of selling counterfeit tobacco under the Trade Marks Act and five under tobacco regulations for selling products without health warnings.

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