THE amount of illegal tobacco being bought and sold on South Tyneside’s streets is down to a record low.
ILLEGAL tobacco sales are at a record low, according to new research.
Less illegal tobacco is hitting the streets of Wearside than ever before. That's according to a new report out this morning. The Government has been monitoring how many illegal cigarettes are coming into our region since 2009.
Border Force officers have launched an investigation after discovering a haul of 60,000 ciagrettes amongst a shipment of radiators
Traffickers' share of cigarette market has slumped to 9% amid joint efforts by HMRC and UK Border Agency to disrupt supply.
MORE than 600 packets of illegal tobacco were seized during raids on retail premises by police and trading standards officers.
A PENSIONER appeared in court yesterday accused of selling bootleg cigarettes and tobacco on the streets of South Tyneside.
Traders dealing in illicit tobacco were today warned: ‘We are on to you.’
More than 1,000 packets of counterfeit tobacco were seized after sniffer dogs hunted them out during a series of surprise raids.
A SERIES of raids have taken place in County Durham today (Friday, February 15) as part of a crackdown on illegal tobacco.
TWO sniffer dogs discovered more than £4,000 worth of contraband cigarettes and packets of tobacco in children's lunchboxes.