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Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool

Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 18:11 BST

An illegal alcohol factory, producing potentially toxic vodka, has been found in an industrial unit in Aintree.

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).

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.

£15m fraud gang jailed

£15m fraud gang jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2016 15:13 BST

A criminal gang caught red-handed with bundles of ‘dirty’ cash, part of £15 million made from selling alcohol illegally in the UK, has been jailed for a total of 19 years.

Eight arrested in fuel fraud raids

Eight arrested in fuel fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2016 12:22 GMT

Eight men have been arrested and 55,000 litres of fuel seized, as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected fuel smuggling fraud worth an estimated £3 million in evaded tax.

Smuggling air stewardess is grounded

Smuggling air stewardess is grounded

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2015 16:51 BST

An air stewardess who repeatedly smuggled shisha tobacco into the UK from Dubai, evading more than £57,000 in excise duty, has been jailed for 18 months after she was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash

Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2015 16:29 BST

A furniture importer from Brighton who allowed hollow statues of the religious icon Buddha to be used to smuggle more than 100,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced today.

Lincolnshire taxi driver sentenced for excise fraud

Lincolnshire taxi driver sentenced for excise fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2015 14:37 BST

A Lincolnshire taxi driver who was caught with more than a tonne and a half of illicit tobacco has been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

High Commission worker jailed for £4.8 million tobacco fraud

High Commission worker jailed for £4.8 million tobacco fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 09:41 BST

A Ugandan High Commission worker has been jailed to six years for obtaining 28 tonnes of hand-rolling tobacco and failing to account for over £4.8 million in evaded duty after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Four jailed for counterfeit tobacco fraud

Four jailed for counterfeit tobacco fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2015 08:00 BST

Four men behind a Grimsby tobacco counterfeiting fraud, worth around £95,500 in evaded duty, have been jailed for a total of six years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled

Suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2015 10:48 GMT

A tobacco-processing machine, believed to be capable of producing more than £700,000 of illicit tobacco a day, has been seized in Derbyshire after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Lorry driver jailed for alcohol fraud

Lorry driver jailed for alcohol fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2015 10:02 GMT

A lorry driver who was caught attempting to smuggle 63,342 litres of alcohol into the UK, stealing £90,000 in duty and taxes, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Cigarettes seized in Manchester

Cigarettes seized in Manchester

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2014 15:21 GMT

A man has been arrested after 1.37 million suspected smuggled cigarettes were seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Manchester yesterday.

‘Cigs in fruit’ smugglers jailed

‘Cigs in fruit’ smugglers jailed

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2014 15:57 BST

Three men behind one of the largest ever single hauls of smuggled cigarettes found in the North West have been jailed this week.

£5 million illegal tobacco fraud foiled

£5 million illegal tobacco fraud foiled

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2014 12:59 BST

£5 million illegal tobacco fraud foiled Five men have been arrested after the discovery of equipment used for producing illegal cigarettes and tobacco products in Greater Manchester and Essex.

New marker launched to tackle fuel fraud

New marker launched to tackle fuel fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2014 10:47 GMT

The UK and Ireland governments are to bring in a new product to mark rebated fuels, including the off-road diesel commonly known in the UK as ‘red diesel’, in a move that will boost both countries’ fight against illegal fuel laundering.

Five arrested during suspected cigarette smuggling operation

Five arrested during suspected cigarette smuggling operation

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2013 10:24 BST

Five men from Newcastle Upon Tyne have been arrested by officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after an investigation into the suspected illegal importation of seven million cigarettes.