The quicker we are out of the EU and able to control our borders, the quicker, (and easier) it will be to control the importation of illegal and counterfeit tobacco!

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 9 January 2018

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To The Editor,

Dear Sir,

I read with interest a report in your paper about the sale of illegal and counterfeit cigarettes around the city being directly linked to organised crime.

Your report showed latest figures revealed 200,194 illegal cigarettes and 27,747kg of illicit hand rolling tobacco have been seized in five years since the launch of a targeted operation.

Jane Bailey, Trading Standards manager at Nottingham City Council, goes on to say a lot of the products are coming from Eastern Europe.

It seems to me the quicker we are out of the EU and able to control our borders, the quicker, (and easier) it will be to control the importation of illegal and counterfeit tobacco!

Yours faithfully,

Margot Parker, UKIP deputy leader and MEP for Nottingham

 

 

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