More Than Four Million Cigarettes Seized

An attempt to smuggle more than four million cigarettes through Felixstowe Port has been stopped by the UK Border Agency.

The cigarettes arrived in a single container from China, hidden in crockery. 

Attention was first brought to the container because of issues with paperwork. When officers opened the doors to the shipment they found a single row of plates, bowls and spoons hiding the cigarettes - which, if the smugglers succeeded, would have cost the UK about ¬£1million in unpaid VAT and excise duty. 

Brian Hill, the UK Border Agency's Assistant Director at Felixstowe, said: 'Cigarette smuggling is not victimless, it is a serious organised crime and we are determined to stop it.'

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

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: James Stewart

10pm - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

James Stewart

On TV: 50 British Hits Of The 90s!

8pm - 12am

Watch heart TV

  • The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony

    Now

    iTunes

  • Beats International Dub Be Good To Me

    22:18

    iTunes

  • Cornershop Brimful of Asha

    22:15

    iTunes

  • Incognito Always There

    22:08

    iTunes

More On Heart