Shisha shipping company director sentenced for tax evasion
A London man, who evaded nearly £300,000 in tax importing a shipping container loaded with shisha tobacco, has been sentenced.
‘Most Wanted’ tobacco fugitive brought back to face justice
One of the UK’s most wanted tax fugitives, who helped mastermind an international illicit tobacco smuggling operation, has been jailed after being extradited from South Africa by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to face justice.
‘Free Wi-Fi gang’ sentenced for £10m smuggling tax fraud
A gang of five men, who met at roadside cafes and used free public Wi-Fi to try and hide their £10 million cigarette smuggling ring, have been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.
Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land
A Dubai-based British businessman, who financed a major cigarette smuggling gang, has been stripped of prime Thames-side land to pay back £4.5 million.
Manchester hair salon owners jailed for smuggling and tax fraud
Two men who owned hairdressing salons in Manchester have been jailed for smuggling over 2.5 tons of tobacco into the UK in a £450,000 tax fraud.
Tobacco crime gang sentenced
Five men have been sentenced for their role in trying to inundate the UK with illicit cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost duty and taxes, and attempting to launder their criminal profits.
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.
Cigarette smuggling gang jailed
Three men who were caught red-handed unloading more than three million illegal cigarettes that had been hidden in air conditioning units, have been jailed for more than 11 years.
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.
Electrician jailed after VAT scam short-circuits
An Suffolk electrician has been jailed for 10 months for an £80,000 VAT fraud following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
London smuggler sentenced
A London man who used a false identity in an attempt to smuggle more than 350,000 duty free cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced.
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.