Taskforce to tackle sale of illegal tobacco

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A taskforce has been launched to tackle the sale of fake cigarettes — and among its first tasks has been raids at several shops, including in Stapleford.

More than 90,000 illegal cigarettes with an estimated value of £40,000 were uncovered from nine seperate locations across Nottinghamshire. The haul is currently being investigated.

Nottinghamshire County Council is investing more than £90,000 of public health funding into investigators and trading standards officers to focus on reducing the supply of such counterfeit and untaxed products.


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