Press Releases • Jun 15, 2017 16:07 BST
Five men and a woman have been arrested in the West Midlands and the South of England as part of a joint investigation by UK and French authorities into a suspected £440m alcohol fraud and money laundering.
Press Releases • Apr 20, 2017 16:33 BST
A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Press Releases • Feb 17, 2017 11:30 GMT
Hard-core tobacco smugglers and people who repeatedly smuggle, distribute and sell illicit tobacco could be hit by a fourfold increase in fines together with tough new civil penalties, as part of plans to crackdown on the smuggling of illicit tobacco.
Press Releases • Jan 30, 2017 09:03 GMT
Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two months.
Press Releases • Jan 09, 2017 17:47 GMT
Nine people, including the owner of a Belfast based fuel supply company, have been sentenced for their part in the laundering, concealing and distribution of an estimated 4.5 million litres of red diesel after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Press Releases • Dec 21, 2016 11:39 GMT
A crime gang, who attempted to smuggle almost four million illegal cigarettes into the UK, worth an estimated £950,000 in lost duty and taxes, has been sentenced.
Press Releases • Dec 16, 2016 18:57 GMT
Two men from County Armagh and one from the Netherlands have been arrested as part of an international investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Dutch Customs (FIOD) into suspected money laundering and tobacco smuggling frauds.
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.
Press Releases • Dec 08, 2016 15:00 GMT
A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.9 million cigarettes into the UK, hidden under a load of half-baked mouldy baguettes, has been jailed for four years and three months after being extradited from Romania by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).