Coventry Trading Standards seized a staggering 4,584,040 cigarettes last year, with more than six million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco seized in total by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region, despite ingenious efforts to hide them.
Mohammed Shazad, aged 45, and Fargo Retail Limited trading as Costcutter, Far Gosford Street, have been sentenced for selling food up to 10 days past its use by date.
On 15 February 2019, at Warwick Crown Court Bartiomiej Karczewski, aged 35, and Paulina Karczewski aged 32, both of Watersmeet Road, were sentenced for selling illicit tobacco and alcohol via Facebook
A Coventry man has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment after being caught transporting illegal cigarettes between London and Coventry.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Coventry.
Officers from the Council’s Trading Standards service, together with the Police, raided a local car boot sale just before it opened to the public.
A Coventry shopkeeper has been fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pointers and stocking out of date food.
A Coventry food warehouse has been ordered to pay over £20,000 after an extensive rat infestation was discovered by Coventry City Council food officers.