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Fridge gang sent to the cooler for £12 million tobacco smuggling fraud

Fridge gang sent to the cooler for £12 million tobacco smuggling fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2018 11:01 BST

A gang who smuggled illegal tobacco hidden inside fridges, microwaves and vacuum cleaners to evade £12 million in tax, have been jailed for a total of 21 years and five months.

Tobacco tax fraudster ordered to repay £478K

Tobacco tax fraudster ordered to repay £478K

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 16:12 GMT

The jailed ringleader of an illegal cigarette network in Blackburn has been ordered to pay back £478,693.

Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k

Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2017 08:00 BST

Three Lancashire men, who were jailed last year for their part in a £16 million illegal tobacco fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £175,000 or serve extra time in jail.

Oswaldtwistle man jailed for illegal tobacco

Oswaldtwistle man jailed for illegal tobacco

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2017 15:31 BST

A Lancashire man, has been jailed for four years and nine months for evading more than £2 million in taxes by trading in illegal tobacco.

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:51 BST

A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.

Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster

Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 15:04 BST

A double-glazing salesman and TV advert celebrity from Burnley, who was sentenced for tax fraud in 2016, has been ordered to repay £50,000 in stolen taxes.

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.

Blackburn fuel fraudster jailed

Blackburn fuel fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 17:59 GMT

A Blackburn petrol station owner has been jailed for evading almost £200,000 in tax by selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists.

Rossendale father and son jailed for tobacco smuggling

Rossendale father and son jailed for tobacco smuggling

Press Releases   •   Jun 17, 2015 14:20 BST

A Lancashire father and son, who attempted to steal £229,000 in tax by smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, were jailed yesterday at Manchester Crown Court.

Blackpool VAT fraudsters jailed

Blackpool VAT fraudsters jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2015 15:17 BST

A man and his wife from Blackpool, who hijacked their friends' identities in order to fraudulently claim £1 million in VAT, have been jailed after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

£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.