A pair of London fraudsters, who evaded £46.5 million in tax by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced for a total of 17.5 years.
A lorry driver who smuggled more than 147 million cigarettes, worth an estimated £32 million in lost duty, into the UK hidden behind crates of rotting pears, has been jailed for almost seven years.
A businessman from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of evading Income Tax, excise fraud and money laundering offences.
Names of tax cheats have been published on the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website today.
A revised multi-agency protocol to tackle excise fraud by dubious hauliers could lead to an increase in the number of hauliers losing their licences to operate, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.