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Lorry driver jailed for smuggling cigarettes in black pudding delivery

Lorry driver jailed for smuggling cigarettes in black pudding delivery

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2018 16:45 BST

A lorry driver who was caught smuggling millions of cigarettes into the UK has been jailed for two years and 10 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

‘Nothing to Declare’ couple sentenced

‘Nothing to Declare’ couple sentenced

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 15:30 BST

A married couple who walked through the customs green channel at Bristol Airport with 561 times more tobacco and 54 times the amount of cigarettes than allowed, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Reality TV star sold illegal tobacco online

Reality TV star sold illegal tobacco online

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 17:19 BST

A former Big Brother contestant has been sentenced for using social media to sell illegal tobacco.

Serial tobacco cheats paying the price

Serial tobacco cheats paying the price

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Shopkeepers repeatedly caught selling illicit tobacco and undermining honest traders faced tax bills and penalties in excess of £11 million last year as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) moved to deliver a level playing field for local traders.

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Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

News   •   Aug 18, 2015 14:15 BST

The ringleader of a gang that used an airline’s staff discount travel programme to smuggle cigarettes through UK airports has been handed a confiscation order for £348,705.

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

News   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:57 BST

A criminal gang from London, who used their freight company as a cover to smuggle more than 14 million cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables, have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years.

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Cigarette smuggler Daniel Ossowski jailed for two years and 10 months
On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars. Shou Chen (pictured) is still at large

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Serial tobacco cheats paying the price

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Illicit cigarettes found hidden in a box of tea bags

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