Tag Archives : illegal tobacco


Detection dogs pound the streets of Plymouth to sniff out illegal tobacco

Local enforcement teams and their sniffer dogs took to the streets of Plymouth this week to ask for the public’s help in tackling the sellers of illegal tobacco. Illegal tobacco is known to make it easier for children to start smoking, as it is sold at cheap prices, and is also known to make communities […]


Haul of Illegal Tobacco seized in Plymouth

Trading Standards Officers in Plymouth seized a haul of illegal tobacco as part of their work to disrupt its supply across the City. The officers, employed by Plymouth City Council, executed a warrant at a house in Whitleigh and seized over 130 pouches hand rolling tobacco.  It is believed that the tobacco which was smuggled […]


Man’s Best Friend in Plymouth to fight illegal tobacco

Man’s best friend is in Plymouth to help in the fight against illegal tobacco. Smoke Free South West has funded sniffer dogs to accompany Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards staff in Plymouth during a week of action to mark World No Tobacco Day (31 May). The aim is to sniff out illegal cigarettes and tobacco […]


Raid on suspected suppliers of illegal tobacco

A raid was carried out by Trading Standards in Plymouth on Friday 4 July 2014 of a suspected supplier of illegal tobacco, but none was found. The raid took place in Devonport and come as a new campaign across the whole South West region is launched to make the public aware of the dangers of […]