Gang sentenced for helping Italian Mafia import black market cigarettes

Posted on January 21, 2011 • Filed under: Counterfeit, United Kingdom

Members of a smuggling ring which helped the Italian Mafia to flood Britain with black market cigarettes from a warehouse in Yorkshire were jailed for more than 30 years yesterday. The gang, which included men from Doncaster and Barnsley, teamed up with a notorious crime family to hide contraband tobacco in shipments of pickled vegetables, dog food and orange juice. Read Article

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