North East Lincolnshire Council


More than 10,000 illict cigarettes seized by trading standards

More than 10,000 cigarettes were seized and a man arrested during a trading standards led operation against illicit tobacco dealing in Grimsby last week. A magnetic hatch was found at a Freeman Street shop that led to a hiding space…

3 years ago
Hefty fine for illicit tobacco dealer

An illicit tobacco dealer who’d been buying cheap cigarettes and tobacco at Latvian markets and selling them in Grimsby has been landed with a £2,537 court bill. Ralfs Godainis, 39, of Heneage Road, Grimsby, pleaded guilty to six illicit tobacco…

3 years ago
Illicit tobacco with a street value of £71,136 seized by trading standards officers

A huge haul of illicit tobacco and cigarettes has been uncovered by North East Lincolnshire Council’s trading standards team during an operation in Grimsby and Cleethorpes last week. Trading standards officers working with specially trained sniffer dogs found enough illicit…

3 years ago