£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering.
On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars
A cigarette smuggler who went on-the-run before being sentenced has been caught and sent straight to jail.
Church leader jailed for charity tax fraud
A church leader from Luton, who lied about charity donations to fraudulently claim £150,000 Gift Aid repayments, has been jailed for four years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Cigarette smugglers’ scam in ashes
Three Londoners caught with a million illicit cigarettes, worth £310,000 in lost duty to the UK public purse, have been sentenced.
Six arrested in £17m money laundering raids
Five men and one woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £17 million money laundering operation.
Eight arrests in fuel fraud raids
Eight men have been arrested and a large amount of toxic waste removed, as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £3 million fuel laundering fraud.
Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator
A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been ordered to pay back more than £156,000 he stole through a tax fraud or face a further five years in prison.
'Cash in a bag' money launderer jailed
A lorry driver caught smuggling more than £205,000 in cash out of the UK in a plastic bin bag has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids
A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been sentenced for a £1 million tax fraud.
Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Luton
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Luton has uncovered more than 33,000 illegal cigarettes, 27 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 524 litres of alcohol.
Two arrested as illegal tobacco factory dismantled
Two men have been arrested at addresses in Bedford in connection with the seizure of over 15 tonnes of raw leaf tobacco. The potential duty loss is estimated at £2.3 million.
Luton landlord sentenced for £1.2m tax fraud
An on-the-run Luton landlord, who bought property in Dubai and gambled in casinos with the tax he should have paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced to eight years in his absence for fraud.
Cigarette smuggling money men ordered to pay back £2.7 million
The financial backers of a criminal enterprise that attempted to smuggle 20 million cigarettes into the UK by describing them as babies’ toys have been ordered to repay £2.7 million or face further jail terms.