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Saturday 4th September 2010

Manchester ‘snowmen’ cigarette smugglers jailed

Two Manchester men who pretended to import Christmas snowmen in a plot to smuggle nine million cigarettes into the UK, have been jailed. The cigarettes had a potential tax loss of over £1.4 million. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Jail sentance for Bolton men caught selling cheap cigs

Four men have been given suspended jail sentences after being caught selling illegal cigarettes at a Bolton market. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Father and son team ‘lose everything’ after selling illegal tobacco

A father and son team from Sunderland has been sentenced after selling illegal tobacco and alcohol from their city centre store. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Illegal vodka and tobacco gang are given 56 years

Six members of a gang who used high-tech equipment to turn out 24 fake bottles of vodka a minute, plus large quantities of hand rolling tobacco, were jailed at Southwark Crown Court today for more than 56 years. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Former football chief scores tax fraud own goal

A former football club chief executive has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after admitting to not paying duty on £4.5m-worth of cigarettes. ...more

Saturday 4th September 2010

Cigarette smuggling gang put behind bars

A Lancashire gang who imported over two million contraband cigarettes into the country packed inside wheelie bins has been jailed for a total of almost nine-years. ...more

Friday 4th June 2010

Cigarette smuggling scam is stubbed out

A gang of cigarette smugglers have been jailed after bringing almost 200,000 illegal cigarettes through Newcastle Airport. ...more

Friday 4th June 2010

Ice-cream van full of tobacco seized

Police in Kent have seized an ice-cream van packed with cigarettes and tobacco, after being tipped off by local residents. ...more

Friday 4th June 2010

Ice-cream van smuggler forced to pay back profits

An illegal tobacco smuggler has been forced to pay back £185,000 of his ill-gotten gains to avoid facing a prison sentence. ...more

Tuesday 4th May 2010

Illegal tobacco used to fund terrorism

Proceeds gained from illegal tobacco smuggling were used by the Provisional IRA to help fund terrorism, according to an article in The Irish Times. ...more


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