Stansted: Man Jailed Over Smuggling

A Estonian man travelling via Holland's been stopped at Stansted Airport attempting to smuggle Russian cigarettes.

20 year-old Arth Leonov was stopped by Border Officials and a search of two suitcases revealed 22,800 Russian marked cigarettes.

During questioning Leonov admitted that this was his second time carrying suitcases into the UK for a Russian speaking man and woman, but he didn't know who they were.

Leonov claimed he had no knowledge of what was in the suitcases, but had been told there was nothing illegal. He was paid 50 Euro to bring the suitcases into the UK.

He was jailed for a month for evading paying excise duty worth just over £5,000.