Operation Clapham 13

Operation: Clapham 13
Date: 01 October 2014
Region: North West
Location: Southport


A criminal investigation related to fraudulent evasion of duty of £179,773 in tobacco duty relating to the smuggling of tobacco on Easyjet flights through Liverpool by six individuals. They were tried and the principal sentenced to 21 months in prison, the other 5 received a total of 54 months in suspended sentences and 680 hours of community service.