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Posts tagged with "tobacco"

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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Margaret Hodge MP: UK Tobacco Companies Fuelling Black Market Trade

October 11 2013

The Public Accounts Committee have accused Britain’s tobacco industry of fuelling black market trade by oversupplying their products to high risk european countries such as Spain, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the committee, has also accused HM Revenue and Customs  (“HMRC”) of   Read More…

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Retailer jailed for evading import duty and VAT

July 29 2013

The owner of Quality Foods, Mr Puis Sedani (“Mr Sendani”), 51, has admitted to evading £580,000 worth of import duty and VAT on tobacco products. Despite two previous warnings from HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) for selling illegal tobacco and alcohol in January   Read More…

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