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Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory

Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 17:04 BST

Five men have been arrested in Liverpool during raids linked to a suspected £100,000 tax fraud involving smuggled cigarettes, an illegal vodka factory and tax credits fraud.

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.

Tobacco seized in North West

Tobacco seized in North West

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 15:36 BST

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco across Greater Manchester and Merseyside uncovered nearly two million cigarettes and more than 80 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed to be illicit.

‘Free Wi-Fi gang’ sentenced for £10m smuggling tax fraud

‘Free Wi-Fi gang’ sentenced for £10m smuggling tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 20:15 GMT

A gang of five men, who met at roadside cafes and used free public Wi-Fi to try and hide their £10 million cigarette smuggling ring, have been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.

Huyton cigarette smuggler has to repay £340k

Huyton cigarette smuggler has to repay £340k

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 14:17 BST

A convicted cigarette smuggler from Huyton has been ordered to repay £340,000 or face a further four years in jail.

Arrests over suspected £15m tax fraud

Arrests over suspected £15m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2016 17:22 BST

Six people have been arrested in connection with a suspected £15 million tax fraud involving restaurants and wholesalers believed to be laundering money using offshore accounts and companies.

Game over for football fan fraudster

Game over for football fan fraudster

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2016 15:26 GMT

A Liverpool man who evaded over £91,700 of VAT and then fled to Benidorm to hide from the taxman, has been jailed after returning to the UK to attend an Everton home game.

Liverpool accountant sentenced for tax fraud

Liverpool accountant sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2015 17:06 BST

An accountant from Maghull, who was found guilty of tax fraud totalling over £64,000, has been sentenced after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Salford couple jailed for £3.8m tobacco duty fraud

Salford couple jailed for £3.8m tobacco duty fraud

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2015 15:04 BST

A couple from Manchester have been jailed for a £3.8 million excise fraud, involving over 25 tonnes of counterfeit tobacco, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Manchester tobacco crime gang jailed

Manchester tobacco crime gang jailed

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2015 09:55 GMT

Four men have been sentenced for their role in a plot to flood Greater Manchester with duty free cigarettes and tobacco and launder their criminal profits.

Flight attendant jailed for smuggling cigs

Flight attendant jailed for smuggling cigs

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2014 14:14 BST

The ringleader of a gang that used an airline’s staff discounted travel to smuggle cigarettes through UK airports has been jailed for 21 months today.

Liverpool ringleader jailed for ‘fake kids’ fraud

Liverpool ringleader jailed for ‘fake kids’ fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2014 22:15 BST

The ringleader of a group of benefit fraudsters, involved in fraudulently claiming more than £55,000 in tax credits and child benefit, was jailed today for 12 months.

Five arrested for tax evasion and benefit fraud

Five arrested for tax evasion and benefit fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2014 18:30 BST

Five people from Liverpool have been arrested on suspicion of failing to pay any personal or business taxes. The three men and two women, who ran a bar and a garage in Liverpool, are also believed to have received over £250,000 in unemployment benefits.

Fishy fuel seized at Liverpool docks

Fishy fuel seized at Liverpool docks

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 13:31 GMT

A 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized almost 20,000 litres of suspected laundered fuel, in a load of fish, at Gladstone Docks in Liverpool.