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Trading standards news

Pictured: a hiding spot used by the criminals.

Tobacco crime – a trade worth millions across the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

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.

Coventry shop fined for selling food past its use by date

Published on Thursday, 21 February 2019

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.

Coventry couple sentenced for running an illicit business selling tobacco & alcohol

Published on Thursday, 21 February 2019

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

Illicit tobacco driver caught red handed

Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

A Coventry man has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment after being caught transporting illegal cigarettes between London and Coventry.

Suspected loan shark arrested in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Coventry.

Arrest made at car boot sale

Published on Wednesday, 03 October 2018

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.

Coventry shopkeeper fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pens

Published on Monday, 24 September 2018

A Coventry shopkeeper has been fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pointers and stocking out of date food.

Food safety fines for hygiene failure

Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2018

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.

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