Final gang member jailed in £2.8million fraud
The fifth and final member of a criminal gang has been flown back from Lithuania and jailed for his role in smuggling 8.5 million illegal cigarettes into the UK.
Robertas Borovskis, 41, was extradited to face justice after he and four other men were caught with millions of illegal cigarettes at a Lincolnshire farm in June 2017.
All five men flew to Lithuania to avoid investigation and all f
Tobacco gang kingpin jailed for eight years
The ringleader of a criminal gang that attempted to flood the UK with more than 79 million illegal cigarettes has been jailed for more than eight years.
Unemployed Ary Majeed, of Tennyson Road, Coventry, spearheaded an illegal cigarette and money laundering operation, using a fleet of vehicles and a network of couriers.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized millions of cigarettes from Majeed
Father and son jailed for £1.6 million tobacco fraud
A Newcastle father and son, who led a tobacco crime gang that smuggled more than five million illegal cigarettes into the North East, have been jailed.
Runaway tobacco and VAT fraudster jailed
A Buckinghamshire man has been jailed for six years after he illegally imported more than two million cigarettes, stole hundreds of thousands of pounds in VAT and then fled the country to escape punishment.
Fugitive cigarette smuggler behind bars
A fugitive cigarette smuggler is behind bars after more than two years on the run.
Eight million cigarettes seized in cross border operation
Three men have been arrested and eight million suspected illicit cigarettes seized during a Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) operation in Co Armagh.
Jail for trio behind £9.5 million tobacco fraud
Three London men have been jailed after 23 million illegal cigarettes were discovered at four rented industrial units across the south of England.
No escape for tobacco smuggling trio
Three Lithuanian men involved in a sophisticated plot to smuggle millions of illegal cigarettes into the UK have been jailed.
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).
Grape plot squashed as tobacco smuggler jailed
A lorry driver has been jailed for four years and eight months after smuggling eight million cigarettes into the UK disguised as grapes.
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.
Toy train tobacco fraudsters sentenced
Three members of the same Berkshire family have been sentenced after 2.5 million illicit cigarettes were smuggled into the UK – sometimes hidden in toy train set boxes.
Gang that flooded Kent with illegal cigarettes jailed for more than 16 years
A gang of nine men who flooded Kent with millions of illegal cigarettes and sold them for just £3 a pack in shops have been jailed for a total of 16 years and nine months.
Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online tobacco scam
A woman from Bolton has been jailed – and her husband and mother given suspended prison sentences – for selling illegal cigarettes.
Ringleader of cigarette smuggling gang jailed
The ringleader of a smuggling gang caught with more than nine million illegal cigarettes and £356,185 in cash has been jailed.
Suspected illicit tobacco factories uncovered in Glasgow
An estimated five tonnes of suspected illicit tobacco has been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Glasgow.
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).
Golfing tobacco smuggler below par after jail sentence
A jobless Londoner who enjoyed a sociable lifestyle of golf and exotic holidays by dodging tax on smuggled tobacco has been jailed.