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Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed

Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 17:21 BST

Two lorry drivers who were caught attempting to leave the UK with £143,000 cash hidden in their trailer have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 14:50 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled more than 750,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK, hidden inside rolls of paper stuffed with dangerous asbestos, has been jailed for 21 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:13 BST

A lorry driver who smuggled more than a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, hidden within a legitimate load of school books, has been jailed for 21 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed

Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 14:45 BST

A lorry driver, who fled the UK after he was caught smuggling 1.8 million cigarettes into Dover, is now behind bars for two years after an investigation and extradition led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

From peanuts to prison for tobacco smuggler

From peanuts to prison for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 12:52 BST

A lorry driver, who smuggled more than one tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK hidden among a load of peanuts, evading £220,000 in duty, has been jailed for 22 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed

Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2017 11:46 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling eight million cigarettes into the UK, as he tried to evade more than £2 million in excise duty by claiming his load consisted of tissues and paper towels, has been jailed for two and half years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Dover cigarettes and tobacco smugglers jailed

Dover cigarettes and tobacco smugglers jailed

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2017 18:37 BST

Two lorry drivers who smuggled cigarettes and tobacco into the UK have been jailed for a total of four years, after investigations by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:33 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 15:52 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 600,000 illicit cigarettes into Dover, among pallets of floor panels, has been jailed for 16 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Half-baked plot sees extradited tobacco smuggler jailed

Half-baked plot sees extradited tobacco smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2016 15:00 GMT

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.9 million cigarettes into the UK, hidden under a load of half-baked mouldy baguettes, has been jailed for four years and three months after being extradited from Romania by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed

Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 11:01 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million cigarettes into the UK hidden among a consignment of dry pasta has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 17:04 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK hidden behind boxes of rotten apples has been jailed for 21 months, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

'Cash in a bag' money launderer jailed

'Cash in a bag' money launderer jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 13:27 BST

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.

‘Cat food’ tobacco smuggler jailed

‘Cat food’ tobacco smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2016 09:41 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling one-and-a-half tonnes of tobacco into the UK, evading £297,000 in excise duty, has been jailed after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 15:24 BST

A Lancashire man caught smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, has been ordered to pay back £240,000, of which £90,000 must be paid within three months, or he will face a further 18 months in jail.

Christmas behind bars for tobacco smuggler

Christmas behind bars for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Dec 23, 2015 16:17 GMT

A lorry driver caught trying to smuggle more than three tonnes of illicit hand-rolling tobacco into the UK has been jailed for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).