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Posts tagged with "smuggling"

HMRC & CPS Prosecute Shisha Tobacco Smuggling Gang

October 16 2013

Six tobacco smugglers have been sentenced at the Old Bailey after being involved in illegal importation of shisha tobacco into the United Kingdom.  The arrests came after HM Revenue & Customers  (“HMRC”) amounted their biggest ever investigation into contraband shisha tobacco. The operation began   Read More…

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Evading Import Tax worth £2m

December 11 2012

The Old Bailey sentenced a garlic smuggler for six years after evading £2million duty, which is the longest sentence given for evading customs duty. Murugasan Natrajan imported garlic into the UK from his business Perfect Imports & Exports in Southall, West London. However customs officers   Read More…

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Duty Free Boarding Card Scam

July 12 2011

A Cardiff man, who used fake international boarding cards (when actually travelling on domestic flights) to buy duty free cigarettes has been jailed for 12 months. The scam resulted in an evasion estimated at £70,000 in excise duty. HMRC investigators discovered that   Read More…

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Smugglers Caught with 8 Million Cigarettes from UAE

May 25 2011

Eight million cigarettes thought to have originated from Dubai were seized in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, British customs officials said. A raid in Armagh has busted cigarette smugglers who had some 8 million cigarettes seized. The seizure was worth an estimated £1.7   Read More…

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