Eight men have been arrested and 55,000 litres of fuel seized, as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected fuel smuggling fraud worth an estimated £3 million in evaded tax.
Three men from the West Midlands have been jailed for evading an estimated £2.4 million in duty and taxes, by attempting to smuggle more than ten million illicit cigarettes, many described as “desserts”, into the UK.
A woman who stole £750,000 in VAT by alleging to trade in beauty products has today been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed she had tampered with paperwork so she could increase her repayment claims.
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of suspected illegal tobacco and alcohol in Manchester and Bolton uncovered over one million cigarettes and over 74 litres of alcohol, all believed to be illicit.
A London pensioner who hid in a wardrobe to avoid discovery during an operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been ordered to repay criminal profits of almost £275,000, within three months, or remain in prison for a further two and a half years.