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Tobacco seized by HMRC

Derby-based tobacco smugglers jailed after HMRC raid

The leaders of a cigarette smuggling gang, who evaded almost £1.2m in taxes, have been jailed after they were caught with more than three million illegal cigarettes.

Lorry driver jailed for three years for smuggling tobacco

A lorry driver who smuggled more than nine million cigarettes into the UK hidden inside air filter units, evading £2.5m in duty, has been jailed for three years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

ACS calls for stronger sanctions on illicit trade

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to the publication of the Government’s new Tobacco Strategy, calling for more powers to tackle the illicit trade locally in addition to the national measures set out in the document.

Tobacco seized by HMRC

HMRC seizes tobacco from shops in Manchester and Liverpool

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco across Greater Manchester and Merseyside uncovered nearly two million cigarettes and more than 80 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed to be illicit.

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Petrol stations worst in proof of age tests

Petrol stations were the least likely retail category to ask for proof of age in a test purchasing operation for alcohol and tobacco.

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Tobacco smugglers sentenced for evading excise duty

Three men, who were caught supplying or receiving almost half a million smuggled cigarettes in Surrey, have been sentenced for evading more than £115,000 in excise duty.

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Three men jailed over illegal tobacco factory

Three men have been jailed for a total of 16 years for a £17m tax fraud after an illegal tobacco factory was discovered.

Retailers concerned over new tobacco rules

New research commissioned by delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey shows that retailers have major concerns about the impact of new tobacco rules on their business and customers.

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One in eight London shops selling illegal tobacco says JTI

An undercover operation by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has found that one in eight London retailers are selling illegal tobacco products under the counter.

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North Wales Police thwart thieves in break-in

North Wales Police are seeking the public’s assistance following a burglary at Pontblyddyn, Service Station, in Flintshire, at approximately 2am on Thursday May 18.

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Smuggler sentenced to three years in jail

A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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One month to plain packaging warns ACS

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reminded retailers there is just one month to go until the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Regulations and Tobacco Products Directive come into force.

Booker Group reports increased sales

Booker Group, which supplies Londis, Budgens and Premier stores as well as running cash and carries across the UK, has reported strong growth in non-tobacco sales in its latest trading update, but tobacco sales were sharply down.

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