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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.

Cigarette smuggling trio jailed

Cigarette smuggling trio jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 15:44 BST

Three men have been jailed after they were caught with more than 1.5 million illegal cigarettes disguised as road surfacing material at a South Shields warehouse.

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).

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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.

Tea leaf tobacco smugglers sentenced

Tea leaf tobacco smugglers sentenced

News   •   Sep 05, 2014 17:04 BST

Three people from the West Midlands have been sentenced for their role in a £1.8 million tobacco smuggling ring.

Cigarette smugglers jailed after North Yorks raid

Cigarette smugglers jailed after North Yorks raid

News   •   Jul 02, 2014 12:05 BST

Four Polish men who attempted to smuggle nearly two million cigarettes into the UK hidden in furniture boxes have been jailed.

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