Duo jailed as tobacco smuggling bid stubbed out
Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud
Six members of a crime group have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud in one of the UK’s biggest tax crimes.
Croissant gang’s flaky plan stubbed out
A gang, who claimed six million smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated £1.3m in lost duty and taxes were frozen croissants, have been jailed for more than 12 years.
Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced
Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two months.
Prolific Peterborough dealer is stubbed out
A Peterborough man, who evaded more than £168,000 in excise duty by repeatedly peddling illicit cigarettes and tobacco around the East of England, has been jailed.
Waste company boss jailed for £1.1m tax fraud
The manager of a Cambridgeshire recycling company who fraudulently claimed more than £1.1 million in VAT repayments has been jailed for four years.
Banned IT director jailed for tax fraud
A businesswoman, banned from being a company director, has been jailed after she stole more than £158,000 from her employees’ tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) and pocketed a further £141,500 in unpaid VAT.
Recruitment directors sentenced for tax fraud
Two directors of a recruitment agency who stole more than £245,000 by pocketing their employees’ tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and failing to pay their VAT bills have been sentenced.
Essex accountant jailed for tax fraud
An Essex accountant, who doctored his clients’ tax returns to steal £170,000 which he used to gamble, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigated him.
Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation
Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.
Ten arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation
Ten people have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers as part of a nationwide investigation into a suspected £4 million VAT and money laundering fraud linked to the transport industry.
Illegal exporter ordered to repay criminal profit
The director of a Cambridgeshire company who ignored trade sanctions and exported over £3 million worth of banned products has been told that he and his company must pay over a total of £1.14 million of criminal profits within six months.
Illicit tobacco seized in Peterborough
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Peterborough recovered more than 145,000 illegal cigarettes and 24 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.
Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud
Nine people have been arrested and two illegal tobacco processing plants discovered after an investigation into suspected tobacco duty evasion of £11 million and associated money laundering offences.
Heywood beer smuggler jailed
A lorry driver from Heywood, who was caught four times with illegal loads of beer smuggled from France, has been jailed for a £131,000 fraud.
Four arrested on suspicion of tax fraud
Two men and two women have been arrested in connection with a suspected £150,000 income tax fraud.
Three arrested after 8.3 million cigarettes seized
Three men have been arrested in Peterborough on suspicion of smuggling an estimated 8.3 million cigarettes into the UK and evading about £1.5 million in excise duty.
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.