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On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars

On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 12:43 BST

A cigarette smuggler who went on-the-run before being sentenced has been caught and sent straight to jail.

Shop owner jailed after hiding illegal cigarettes among his fresh veg

Shop owner jailed after hiding illegal cigarettes among his fresh veg

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 15:14 BST

A London shop owner, who evaded £250,000 in tax importing tobacco and cigarettes from India, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Kishor Shah, 63, of Elm Road, Wembley, hid some of his stash under a vegetable stall at the front of his shop, Paan Parlour on Ealing Road.

Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed

Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 23, 2018 10:45 BST

A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.

Cack-handed smuggler jailed after  secret stash drops into lap of investigators

Cack-handed smuggler jailed after secret stash drops into lap of investigators

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 11:27 BST

A clumsy smuggler attempting to flood the UK with illicit tobacco and alcohol – evading nearly £1 million in excise duty – dropped his stash in front of investigating officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Barking VAT fraudster to repay stolen tax

Barking VAT fraudster to repay stolen tax

News   •   May 15, 2017 16:37 BST

A convicted tax fraudster from Barking has been told he must repay £68,712 or serve a further 8 months in prison and still owe the money.

Teddington landlord sentenced for tax fraud

Teddington landlord sentenced for tax fraud

News   •   Mar 10, 2017 16:25 GMT

A Teddington businessman, who ran multiple property companies but failed to declare his income or that he was a company director to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced for evading £281,000 in taxes.

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

News   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:57 BST

A criminal gang from London, who used their freight company as a cover to smuggle more than 14 million cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables, have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years.

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On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars. Shou Chen (pictured) is still at large

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LON 12 18 Kishor Shah (left) and Hitesh Patel (red top) bringing boxes of Indian chewing tobacco for storage in Greenford.

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£176m phone fraud gang jailed

Documents   •   Jun 10, 2014 13:23 BST

A 15-strong criminal gang, who attempted to defraud in excess of £176m in VAT through complex mobile phone trading scams, has been sentenced.