Sunday, April 2, 2023

Millions of cigarettes found stashed in Tilbury radiators

SMUGGLERS had millions of cigarettes seized after they had stashed them inside radiators shipped into Tilbury docks.

Officers found £614,00 worth of Jin Ling cigarettes in a trailer shipped from Belgium to Tilbury.

Their suspicions had been drawn to discrepancies in the documentation. Otherwise,

A legal importation of this amount of cigarettes would usually provide HM Treasury with more than £400,000 in excise duty and VAT.

Anyone with information about suspected smuggling activity should call the UK Border Agency on 0800 595 000.


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