Posts tagged: Customs

Cigarette Importer Sues Customs Officers For RM15 Million

Tweet A director of a cigarette importing company has filed a suit for RM15 million against four customs officers and the government for sealing 23,347 cartons of clove cigarettes which belonged to him at Port Klang and Padang Besar, Perlis. Roslan Abu Bakar, 46, filed the suit through the legal firm of Messrs J.R. Ravendran & Assoc. at the Shah Alam High Court last Nov 26. Copies of the statement of claim were distributed to the media Monda ... Jump to full article >>

Two million cigarettes worth €1m seized by customs

Tweet A MAN is to appear in court after a major cigarette seizure by Customs officers at the weekend. Officers intercepted and searched a container that was being brought into Rosslare port, Co Wexford, on a ferry from Cherbourg on Saturday. They found a consignment of more than two million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €1m. The haul represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of €750,000. The consignment had been hidden in a ... Jump to full article >>

Bulgarian alcohol and cigarette producers to come under close surveillance

Tweet Using open, always-on network connections, Customs officers would be able to inspect the stock-administration of alcohol and cigarette producers at any time, Bulgarian-language daily Standart said. According to the daily, amendments to Customs ordinances that were currently being discussed would allow Customs officers to verify if accounted production amounts of excise goods and taxes paid coincided with a company’s stock-accounting. ... Jump to full article >>

Customs seize 12 million cigarettes

Tweet CUSTOMS officers have delivered a double blow to the finances of organised crime gangs shipping large hauls of smuggled cigarettes into the State. Officers seized almost 12 million cigarettes — worth nearly €5m — in two separate consignments after they had been brought into Dublin Port. Officers said last night that one of the latest hauls had been destined for the black market in the North. The Regal brand cigarettes arrived ... Jump to full article >>

Customs seize tobacco worth €4m

Tweet Customs officers have seized a multi-million euro shipment of smuggled tobacco in Co Monaghan. Eight tonnes of tobacco leaf believed destined for a cigarette-making plant in the Border area was discovered in the operation yesterday, along with paraphenalia for manufacturing cigarettes such as filters and packaging material. Customs officials estimated the revenue at risk from the haul, which could have been used to make 12 million cigarette ... Jump to full article >>

Smuggled cigarettes seized in Dublin

Tweet Customs officers have seized more than eight million cigarettes in an anti-smuggling operation at Dublin Port, it emerged tonight. The cigarettes were discovered in a container which arrived from China last Friday, which was kept under surveillance until it was moved the following day. The container was stopped as it was travelled northbound on the M1, near Swords, and brought back to the port. The truck and trailer were seized and a privat ... Jump to full article >>

Gang jailed over major cigarette smuggling ring in Coventry

Tweet A MAN has been jailed over a huge international smuggling operation in which thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes were brought into the country illegally through Coventry. Wei He Guan headed the UK arm of a gang which used Parcel Force’s depot near Coventry Airport to smuggle the cigarettes into the UK from China – evading more than £2.5million in tax. The cigarettes were also carrying fake labels. Guan and three accomplices  ... Jump to full article >>