For as long as we have had taxes and prohibitions on importation, we have had smugglers prepared to run the gauntlet of Customs & Excise (now HM Revenue & Customs) to bring duty evaded goods into the country.
This might be tobacco products, counterfeit goods or controlled drugs. Whatever the product being smuggled the potential rewards are high, but so are the sentences for those who are caught and convicted. These offences are serious and complex and for specialist solicitors only.
We have experience of all manner of smuggling cases and have particular success in avoiding the potentially catastrophic effect of confiscation of assets under the draconian Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. In a recent case we reduced the alleged total value of smuggled cigarettes from over £1 million to just £1000. Our client received community service, other defendants received 3 years in prison.
Call now 0117 9058724 or 08444 936 057 (24 hr) for a free consultation with a specialist solicitor