Croydon Council trading standards and HM Revenue and Customs teamed up with specialist detection dogs to track down and seize illegal tobacco worth over £300,000 from a Croydon storage unit. More than 216,000 illegal cigarettes and 350 kilograms of hand-rolling tobacco were uncovered when officers swooped a self-storage unit in the north of the borough -> Continue reading £300,000 of illegal tobacco seized
Haringey Council discovered illegal tobacco with a value of over £1,500 – following an operation linked with London Trading Standards Week. Trading Standards teams from the council carried out a range of enforcement actions throughout the week, including test purchases to catch out shopkeepers illegally selling tobacco products to children. Sniffer dogs also played a -> Continue reading Illegal tobacco sales targeted during London Trading Standards Week
A Trading Standards crackdown on illegal tobacco has found 5,000 illegal cigarettes concealed in a shop toilet. As part of a national project funded by National Trading Standards and the HMRC, officers conducted quick fire unannounced inspections at retailers across Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth. A specialist sniffer dog was used to hunt out illegal tobacco -> Continue reading Merton Council cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
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