We work to combat the illegal tobacco, alcohol and counterfeit goods trades.
Please contact us in confidence to report somebody you believe is selling illegal tobacco, alcohol or counterfeit goods.
Illegal tobacco and alcohol
Illegal tobacco and alcohol is often sold ‘under the counter’ in shops or from houses.
There is no regard for safety or quality. Counterfeit tobacco and alcohol often contains dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals.
Children are known to buy illegal cigarettes and alcohol from complete strangers, who sell them with no regard to laws protecting children from these age restricted products
These are illegal copies of well-known branded products produced without permission of the company.
- Clothing and footwear
- CDs and DVDs
- Cigarettes and alcohol
Counterfeiting is a serious criminal offence which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
What we do
We regularly visit shops, markets and car boot sales, to monitor for counterfeit and illegal goods. We also monitor popular auction and social websites.