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'Cat Food' Tobacco Smuggler Jailed
A lorry driver caught smuggling 1.5 tonnes of tobacco into the UK, evading £297,000 in excise duty, has been jailed.
A lorry driver caught smuggling one-and-a-half tonnes of tobacco into the UK, evading £297,000 in excise duty, has been jailed.
Iosif Neuschli, 48, of Baia Mare, Romania, was stopped by Border Force officers at Dover Eastern Docks on 8 June 2016. Neuschli told officers the lorry he was driving contained 'cat food'. In fact the lorry's trailer unit contained five pallets loaded with 1,500 kilos of 'Turner' hand rolling tobacco.
Neuschli pleaded guilty to the fraudulent evasion of excise duty at Maidstone Crown Court on 7 July 2016. He was jailed immediately for 18 months.
Alan Tully, Assistant Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said:
"Neuschli thought he could get away with smuggling illegal tobacco into the UK and is now paying the price for his criminal actions.
"Tobacco smuggling robs communities of vital public funds and harms the livelihood of legitimate retailers. We encourage anyone with information regarding the smuggling, storage or sale of illegal tobacco to contact the Customs Hotline on 0800 59 5000."
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