Man Must Pay £21,000 After Smuggling 100kg Of Tobacco
A man has been ordered to pay back £21,000 after smuggling 100 kilos of tobacco into Portsmouth Ferry Port. 49 year old Paul Addlington, of Silverwood Road, Bottesford, Nottingham, concealed it in the internal panels of his Ford Transit van. He was ordered to repay the evaded excise duty within six months, or face 15 months in prison and still owe the money. Adlington, who is unemployed, was arrested by Border Force officers at the city’s continental ferry port on 8 August 2013, as he returned to the UK via Caen, France. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) took over the investigation.