HMRC publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2018 14:45 BST

Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2018 16:20 BST

A Leicester ringleader of an 11-strong tobacco smuggling gang that attempted to flood the UK streets with millions of illicit cigarettes, and evade more than £1 million in unpaid duty, has been jailed.

Fishy tale of cigarettes smuggled to UK hidden in aquarium pumps

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2018 11:35 BST

Two men and a woman, who smuggled cigarettes into the UK hidden among fish pumps, have received sentences totalling more than 10 years in jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

£6.9m payroll fraud ringleader jailed for nine-and-a-half years

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 13:45 BST

A globe-trotting tax consultant who fled the UK before he could be arrested for masterminding a conspiracy to steal £6.9 million from construction workers’ pay packets is finally behind bars.

Haulage boss jailed for money laundering

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 12:36 BST

A haulage company boss who tried to leave the UK with £862,560 concealed in two suitcases has been jailed for three years and four months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC calls poker winner’s fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:17 BST

An international crime gang member must repay £70,000 years after his crime, after winning a poker tournament.

The fraudster, the liar and the £60k booze scam

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 15:03 BST

A fraudster, who evaded nearly £60,000 in duty on smuggled alcohol, has been jailed, with his dishonest associate also sentenced after lying to investigators.

Shop owner jailed after hiding illegal cigarettes among his fresh veg

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 15:14 BST

A London shop owner, who evaded £250,000 in tax importing tobacco and cigarettes from India, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Kishor Shah, 63, of Elm Road, Wembley, hid some of his stash under a vegetable stall at the front of his shop, Paan Parlour on Ealing Road.

Tobacco smuggler must repay almost half a million pounds

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 12:48 BST

A jailed tobacco smuggler, who masterminded a plot to bring ten million illicit cigarettes into the UK and fled to Thailand to avoid capture, must pay back almost half a million pounds or face more time in prison.

Crooked cash courier caught with £100k

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:32 BST

A criminal cash courier from Coventry has been handed a suspended prison sentence after he was caught in a car with more than £100,000 in used bank notes.

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