Restaurant owner must pay £1.2m or face 7 years behind bars
A restaurant owner who laundered cash stolen by his VAT fraudster wife has been ordered to hand over £1.2 million within three months or face an extra seven-and-a-half years in jail.
Gang ringleaders jailed for running UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory
The masterminds behind a £10 million fraud have been jailed after they were caught running the UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory, which could produce 140 packs of cigarettes a minute.
Tobacco and pill dealing pensioner back behind bars
A London pensioner, who fled to Thailand almost five years ago to escape punishment for selling illegal tobacco and Viagra-type pills, is back behind bars after he was tracked down by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Fugitive cigarette fraudster behind bars
A man who went on the run before being convicted of a £579,000 illegal cigarette scam, is today behind bars after he was caught in Poland.
Organised crime gang sentenced for £3.5m fuel fraud
Five people, including the former owners of a Sussex petrol station have been sentenced for distributing and selling an estimated 4.8 million litres of illicit fuel to unsuspecting motorists including haulage companies across the south east.
£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.
Jailed ‘spy’ to pay up or face more time
A Norfolk tax fraudster, who claimed he was a spy in an attempt to cover his tracks, has been ordered to pay £615,000 or face a further five years behind bars.
Cigarettes caught in the wash land lorry driver in jail
A lorry driver who smuggled five million cigarettes inside washing machines into the UK has been jailed for two years and eight months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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).
Crooked courier caught with £776k dirty cash jailed for two years
A criminal cash courier, who was caught at a North Stevenage hotel with more than £774,000 stuffed in carrier bags, has been jailed.
Grocer with plenty to chew on as he’s jailed for £120,000 VAT fraud
A London man who set up fake companies to steal nearly £120,000 VAT has been jailed.
‘Nothing to Declare’ couple sentenced
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).
Tax stealing duo jailed
A pair of company bosses, who spun a web of lies so they could steal more than £360,000 through various tax frauds, have been jailed.
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.
Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars
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
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).
Shop owner jailed after hiding illegal cigarettes among his fresh veg
A London shop owner, who evaded £250,000 in tax importing tobacco and cigarettes from India, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Kishor Shah, 63, of Elm Road, Wembley, hid some of his stash under a vegetable stall at the front of his shop, Paan Parlour on Ealing Road.
Cigarette smuggling couple flee before trial
A couple who went on the run after they were caught with illicit tobacco have been sentenced in their absence.
Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed
A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.