Driver jailed for smuggling four million cigarettes

The driver of a Ripley-bound lorry carrying more than four million smuggled cigarettes has been jailed for three and a half years.

Maidstone Crown Court heard how Alexander Kindred, 55, of Glennturret Terrace, Perth, Scotland, was intercepted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers at the Inward Freight controls at Dover Docks on April 26, 2007.

He was driving a British registered vehicle and said the trailer had been loaded in Germany with boxes of biscuits which were to be delivered to Ripley.


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