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Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars

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

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

£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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jail for tobacco smuggler who pleaded guilty

Jail for tobacco smuggler who pleaded guilty

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2018 12:26 BST

A lorry driver who tried to smuggle 1.3 tonnes of tobacco into the UK has been jailed for two years and three months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Time to declare your offshore assets

Time to declare your offshore assets

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 11:36 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging UK taxpayers to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assets before 30 September to avoid higher tax penalties.

Blackpool shopkeeper must repay £250,000 in stolen VAT

Blackpool shopkeeper must repay £250,000 in stolen VAT

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2018 11:27 BST

A Blackpool shopkeeper, who was jailed for tax fraud after false VAT returns were submitted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), has been ordered to repay £250,000.

Smuggling gang jailed for cigarette scam

Smuggling gang jailed for cigarette scam

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 15:44 BST

A gang who attempted to flood the UK streets with millions of smuggled cigarettes and launder the proceeds by buying and selling high-value cars, have been jailed for more than 25 years.

HMRC unearths seven tonnes of tobacco inside potato sacks

HMRC unearths seven tonnes of tobacco inside potato sacks

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 14:53 BST

HMRC Investigators have seized nearly seven tonnes of illegal tobacco, worth more than £2 million in evaded duty, after a raid at a farm in Warwickshire.

Football agent’s £1.2m tax avoidance own goal

Football agent’s £1.2m tax avoidance own goal

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 10:00 BST

Former top football agent, Jerome Anderson, has lost his £1.2 million tax battle with HMRC.

Check your tax credits information: New parents could be missing out on almost £500 a year

Check your tax credits information: New parents could be missing out on almost £500 a year

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:16 BST

Thousands of parents could be at risk of missing out on hundreds of pounds from their tax credits by accidently reporting their income incorrectly.

HMRC helps teenagers prepare for world of work

HMRC helps teenagers prepare for world of work

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:03 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today launched two new educational videos to help prepare teenagers for working life.

Cigarette smuggling couple flee before trial

Cigarette smuggling couple flee before trial

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 13:10 BST

A couple who went on the run after they were caught with illicit tobacco have been sentenced in their absence.

More than a million people still need to renew their tax credits

More than a million people still need to renew their tax credits

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 12:12 BST

There’s just one week to go to the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline and HMRC is urging over a million customers yet to renew to do it online today because this is the quickest and easiest way.

Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed

Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 23, 2018 10:45 BST

A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.