Three men from Loughton and east London arrested after police uncover suspected smuggling plot

Three men arrested in tobacco smuggling plot worth £2.4 million

Three men arrested in tobacco smuggling plot worth £2.4 million

Three men arrested in tobacco smuggling plot worth £2.4 million

Three men arrested in tobacco smuggling plot worth £2.4 million

Three men arrested in tobacco smuggling plot worth £2.4 million

Three men arrested in tobacco smuggling plot worth £2.4 million

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

Three men have been arrested after a raid led to the discovery of a suspected tobacco smuggling plot worth an estimated £2.4 million.

The suspects, two from Loughton and one from Forest Gate, all in their late 40s, were arrested on suspicion of tobacco smuggling under the Customs and Management Act 1979.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers, Essex Police and the National Crime Agency seized 8.5 million cigarettes and 30kg of shisha tobacco as it was unloaded from a container at farmland in Abridge on August 20.

The container had arrived in the UK from Dubai through London Gateway Docks and was carrying millions of pounds worth of goods.

Officers also search premises in Loughton and Forest Gate, where they seized computers, mobile phones and paperwork.

All three men have been bailed until November 27.

 

 

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2:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Villagecranberry says...

Shush a tobacco eh?

Enrichment continues from abroad.
Shush a tobacco eh? Enrichment continues from abroad. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Tue 2 Sep 14

fed up man says...

Also most of walthamstow is owned by foreigners,!!!!!
Also most of walthamstow is owned by foreigners,!!!!! fed up man
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Villagecranberry says...

fed up man wrote:
Also most of walthamstow is owned by foreigners,!!!!!
But not the crooked house or the pie and mashing shop.
[quote][p][bold]fed up man[/bold] wrote: Also most of walthamstow is owned by foreigners,!!!!![/p][/quote]But not the crooked house or the pie and mashing shop. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Wed 3 Sep 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
fed up man wrote:
Also most of walthamstow is owned by foreigners,!!!!!
But not the crooked house or the pie and mashing shop.
the only thing that needs mashing is you .....site idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fed up man[/bold] wrote: Also most of walthamstow is owned by foreigners,!!!!![/p][/quote]But not the crooked house or the pie and mashing shop.[/p][/quote]the only thing that needs mashing is you .....site idiot. jackblack007
  • Score: -1
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