Bungling smuggler caught with 12,000 cigarettes

Daily Echo: Bungling smuggler caught with 12,000 cigarettes Bungling smuggler caught with 12,000 cigarettes

A BUNGLING Southampton smuggler got caught out when he left seven suitcases full of cigarettes at a port which had his name on.

David Michael Carr, 44, admitted to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that he had left them in the cafe at Harwich Port while he gave a friend a lift in his car.

Officers found 78 kilos of tobacco and 2,800 cigarette in the cases and a further 10,000 cigarettes in the boot of his car in August.

It is estimated that Carr, from Southampton, who was charged with smuggling offences on September 6, avoided paying £15,800 in tax.

He was sentenced to 200 hours community service at Chelmsford Crown Court and ordered to pay back the tax within 28 days or face nine months in jail.

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9:08am Sat 10 Nov 12

nedscrumpo says...

If he has to pay the tax does he get the goods back?
If he has to pay the tax does he get the goods back? nedscrumpo
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9:22am Sat 10 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

Where is this port called David Michael Carr?
Where is this port called David Michael Carr? hulla baloo
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10:17am Sat 10 Nov 12

Stan1st says...

Unlucky Dave
cash or cheque
Unlucky Dave cash or cheque Stan1st
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8:48pm Sat 10 Nov 12

chrisja says...

Ahem, just 12,000 Cigarettes in SEVEN 'full of cigarettes' suitcases. SUITCASES. SEVEN. SEVEN SUITCASES. And we're suit about that are we DE? Given you could easily fit that many in one SMALL suitcase?? Get the calculator out again, or steer clear of maths in future...
Ahem, just 12,000 Cigarettes in SEVEN 'full of cigarettes' suitcases. SUITCASES. SEVEN. SEVEN SUITCASES. And we're suit about that are we DE? Given you could easily fit that many in one SMALL suitcase?? Get the calculator out again, or steer clear of maths in future... chrisja
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11:06pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Huffter says...

chrisja wrote:
Ahem, just 12,000 Cigarettes in SEVEN 'full of cigarettes' suitcases. SUITCASES. SEVEN. SEVEN SUITCASES. And we're suit about that are we DE? Given you could easily fit that many in one SMALL suitcase?? Get the calculator out again, or steer clear of maths in future...
Do you not think the 78 kilos of tobacco may have taken up some space?
[quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: Ahem, just 12,000 Cigarettes in SEVEN 'full of cigarettes' suitcases. SUITCASES. SEVEN. SEVEN SUITCASES. And we're suit about that are we DE? Given you could easily fit that many in one SMALL suitcase?? Get the calculator out again, or steer clear of maths in future...[/p][/quote]Do you not think the 78 kilos of tobacco may have taken up some space? Huffter
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10:00am Sun 11 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

nedscrumpo wrote:
If he has to pay the tax does he get the goods back?
Wow - you sound just as stupid as him!
[quote][p][bold]nedscrumpo[/bold] wrote: If he has to pay the tax does he get the goods back?[/p][/quote]Wow - you sound just as stupid as him! andysaints007
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10:02am Sun 11 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

chrisja wrote:
Ahem, just 12,000 Cigarettes in SEVEN 'full of cigarettes' suitcases. SUITCASES. SEVEN. SEVEN SUITCASES. And we're suit about that are we DE? Given you could easily fit that many in one SMALL suitcase?? Get the calculator out again, or steer clear of maths in future...
You should read the story properly before making stupid statements! Are you related to the idiot in question? Sounds like you might be!
[quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: Ahem, just 12,000 Cigarettes in SEVEN 'full of cigarettes' suitcases. SUITCASES. SEVEN. SEVEN SUITCASES. And we're suit about that are we DE? Given you could easily fit that many in one SMALL suitcase?? Get the calculator out again, or steer clear of maths in future...[/p][/quote]You should read the story properly before making stupid statements! Are you related to the idiot in question? Sounds like you might be! andysaints007
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3:11pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Shoong says...

Oops, looms like Southy will have to pay tax on his 'baccy now.
Oops, looms like Southy will have to pay tax on his 'baccy now. Shoong
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