Press Releases • Nov 12, 2013 17:22 GMT
Wembley man Mbarak Gowie, who tried to set up an illegal tobacco factory capable of manufacturing tonnes of illicit shisha tobacco, has been sentenced to five years in jail today, in his absence, for evading nearly £500,000 in duty and tax. Gowie failed to turn up last week during the trial and a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Press Releases • Oct 14, 2013 16:07 BST
Six men involved in the illegal importation of shisha tobacco into the UK were sentenced today. Their activities led to the largest-ever investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into smuggled shisha. A further two men will be sentenced on 1 November 2013.