Millions of illegal cigarettes seized in Bolton raid

The pipes used to stash the cigarettes

The pipes used to stash the cigarettes

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MILLIONS of illegal cigarettes have been found after HMRC officers swooped on a business in Bolton.

Seven people were arrested following the sting at the business, where gang members were found removing Pride cigarettes from imported metal pipes.

The men were loading the cigarettes into vans ready to sell on, HMRC said.

More than three million illegal cigarettes were seized, which HMRC said caused a £1 million loss in unpaid duty and VAT.

Sandra Smith, from HMRC, said: “Cheap whites, as they are known, are cigarettes manufactured abroad often specifically for the smugglers and criminal networks to use for money laundering.

"If you are offered cheap cigarettes it may seem like a bargain, but there are no controls over what is mixed into these products and by buying them smokers are funding international organised crime gangs and helping them to evade taxes across many borders."

HM Revenue and Customers refused to say where the raid was, but it is understood to have been in the south of Bolton on Friday, April 25.

Three men aged 57, 49 and 25, all from Bolton, were arrested along with a 49-year-old man from Swinton, a 53-year-old from Stalybridge, a 49-year-old from London and a 47-year-old Lincolnshire man.

A van was also seized in the raid.

All men have been bailed until July while HMRC investigates.

The illegal cigarettes will be burned to fuel the National Grid, HMRC said.

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6:23pm Thu 1 May 14

Hectoriva says...

Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks Hectoriva
  • Score: 5

6:54pm Thu 1 May 14

thomas222 says...

Is the name of this company known the lack of info tells me who it is. Perhaps shutting down & confiscate the biz & property selling them in shops when caught. Cut off the sellers you kill the suppliers.
Is the name of this company known the lack of info tells me who it is. Perhaps shutting down & confiscate the biz & property selling them in shops when caught. Cut off the sellers you kill the suppliers. thomas222
  • Score: 19

7:17pm Thu 1 May 14

boltonnut says...

Given bail until June,thats plenty of time for them to disappear????Can see it now in BNs' most wanted July edition.
Given bail until June,thats plenty of time for them to disappear????Can see it now in BNs' most wanted July edition. boltonnut
  • Score: 26

7:43pm Thu 1 May 14

JustBecause says...

What happened the mosque comment? BOLTON EVENING SHANBLES AT IT AGAIN, hang your head in shame BN staff, shouldnt be able to use the word Bolton,shoild be called "evening news that suits us"
What happened the mosque comment? BOLTON EVENING SHANBLES AT IT AGAIN, hang your head in shame BN staff, shouldnt be able to use the word Bolton,shoild be called "evening news that suits us" JustBecause
  • Score: 12

8:08pm Thu 1 May 14

Mick England says...

JustBecause wrote:
What happened the mosque comment? BOLTON EVENING SHANBLES AT IT AGAIN, hang your head in shame BN staff, shouldnt be able to use the word Bolton,shoild be called "evening news that suits us"
Yeah I was just going to ask why Labour keep passing planning on these buildings, by allowing the muslims to build more they're openly promoting sexism and racism? Womens room and mens room, imagine that being allowed in ANY other building in this once great land?
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Anyway on the ciggy story, if the thieving government didn't demand 77% in duty alone on each pack of 20 to raise 12.3 billion annually, then the skint smoker wouldn't be on the hunt for cheaper options! The government are the greedy beggers here, we manufacturer the cigarettes in England send them to the continent and they manage to sell 50 grams of rolling tobacco for €6,10 and still make a massive profit, in the UK the same product is £19,50! I thought we were all part of this unified europe, what a load of cr@p!
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: What happened the mosque comment? BOLTON EVENING SHANBLES AT IT AGAIN, hang your head in shame BN staff, shouldnt be able to use the word Bolton,shoild be called "evening news that suits us"[/p][/quote]Yeah I was just going to ask why Labour keep passing planning on these buildings, by allowing the muslims to build more they're openly promoting sexism and racism? Womens room and mens room, imagine that being allowed in ANY other building in this once great land? . Anyway on the ciggy story, if the thieving government didn't demand 77% in duty alone on each pack of 20 to raise 12.3 billion annually, then the skint smoker wouldn't be on the hunt for cheaper options! The government are the greedy beggers here, we manufacturer the cigarettes in England send them to the continent and they manage to sell 50 grams of rolling tobacco for €6,10 and still make a massive profit, in the UK the same product is £19,50! I thought we were all part of this unified europe, what a load of cr@p! Mick England
  • Score: 12

8:21pm Thu 1 May 14

bwfc58 says...

JustBecause, that is what I thought to I wanted to comment on that mosque story, but Bolton news shut it down as i was going to say not long now before we can all vote for UKIP in the Local European Elections and kick the so called three main parties out altogether because only UKIP will stop all these new mosque being built in this once great country of our, and again why will bolton news not say there names and also name the place that got raided, as again we all know what kind of people they are and not English because it may upset the rest of there families but i bet they have already sold quite a lot in there shops now again most of you will agree with me and only a few will not but them that do not I could not care less about you but the most of you that does agree with me I care very much about you so lets all vote for UKIP from now on in any elections and please tell your all your friends and family to do the same while we are still in the majority in this once great country of ours.
JustBecause, that is what I thought to I wanted to comment on that mosque story, but Bolton news shut it down as i was going to say not long now before we can all vote for UKIP in the Local European Elections and kick the so called three main parties out altogether because only UKIP will stop all these new mosque being built in this once great country of our, and again why will bolton news not say there names and also name the place that got raided, as again we all know what kind of people they are and not English because it may upset the rest of there families but i bet they have already sold quite a lot in there shops now again most of you will agree with me and only a few will not but them that do not I could not care less about you but the most of you that does agree with me I care very much about you so lets all vote for UKIP from now on in any elections and please tell your all your friends and family to do the same while we are still in the majority in this once great country of ours. bwfc58
  • Score: 25

8:40pm Thu 1 May 14

Comment777 says...

Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu
sting habit
[quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit Comment777
  • Score: 7

8:47pm Thu 1 May 14

lv8151 says...

Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu

sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution lv8151
  • Score: 16

9:11pm Thu 1 May 14

Hectoriva says...

lv8151 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu


sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha
ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution[/p][/quote]Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions Hectoriva
  • Score: 1

9:27pm Thu 1 May 14

lv8151 says...

Hectoriva wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu



sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha

ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions
i think you will find the majority of cars on the road as we speak are not low or zero emission card ..... the point i was getting at is how most people who don't smoke ( and i am a non smoker ) go on about cigarette smoke but think nothing about driving along the road in their carbon monoxide producing cars with not a care in the world about the people that have to breathe in their pollution ..... have you ever walked up blackburn road, deane road, tonge moor road at rush hour ..... the smell and pollution from the vehicles is terrible .... non-smokers that complain about tobacco smoke but drive cars are just hypocrits
[quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution[/p][/quote]Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions[/p][/quote]i think you will find the majority of cars on the road as we speak are not low or zero emission card ..... the point i was getting at is how most people who don't smoke ( and i am a non smoker ) go on about cigarette smoke but think nothing about driving along the road in their carbon monoxide producing cars with not a care in the world about the people that have to breathe in their pollution ..... have you ever walked up blackburn road, deane road, tonge moor road at rush hour ..... the smell and pollution from the vehicles is terrible .... non-smokers that complain about tobacco smoke but drive cars are just hypocrits lv8151
  • Score: 15

9:33pm Thu 1 May 14

lv8151 says...

Hectoriva wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu



sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha

ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions
http://uk-air.defra.
gov.uk/air-pollution
/causes
[quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution[/p][/quote]Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions[/p][/quote]http://uk-air.defra. gov.uk/air-pollution /causes lv8151
  • Score: 4

9:56pm Thu 1 May 14

Smeagol says...

lv8151 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu




sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha


ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions
i think you will find the majority of cars on the road as we speak are not low or zero emission card ..... the point i was getting at is how most people who don't smoke ( and i am a non smoker ) go on about cigarette smoke but think nothing about driving along the road in their carbon monoxide producing cars with not a care in the world about the people that have to breathe in their pollution ..... have you ever walked up blackburn road, deane road, tonge moor road at rush hour ..... the smell and pollution from the vehicles is terrible .... non-smokers that complain about tobacco smoke but drive cars are just hypocrits
Do you not use cars or public transport to get about then?
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution[/p][/quote]Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions[/p][/quote]i think you will find the majority of cars on the road as we speak are not low or zero emission card ..... the point i was getting at is how most people who don't smoke ( and i am a non smoker ) go on about cigarette smoke but think nothing about driving along the road in their carbon monoxide producing cars with not a care in the world about the people that have to breathe in their pollution ..... have you ever walked up blackburn road, deane road, tonge moor road at rush hour ..... the smell and pollution from the vehicles is terrible .... non-smokers that complain about tobacco smoke but drive cars are just hypocrits[/p][/quote]Do you not use cars or public transport to get about then? Smeagol
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Thu 1 May 14

lv8151 says...

Smeagol wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu





sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha



ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions
i think you will find the majority of cars on the road as we speak are not low or zero emission card ..... the point i was getting at is how most people who don't smoke ( and i am a non smoker ) go on about cigarette smoke but think nothing about driving along the road in their carbon monoxide producing cars with not a care in the world about the people that have to breathe in their pollution ..... have you ever walked up blackburn road, deane road, tonge moor road at rush hour ..... the smell and pollution from the vehicles is terrible .... non-smokers that complain about tobacco smoke but drive cars are just hypocrits
Do you not use cars or public transport to get about then?
no not really ..... i have never had a car and i walk or cycle virtually everywhere that i go .... last time i was on a bus was months ago
[quote][p][bold]Smeagol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution[/p][/quote]Pollution is over exaggerated beyond belief to increase green taxes. The UK's largest source of pollution......metha ne gas! Cows & livestock surprisingly damage the environment more than new cars which have to be designed to strict standards & majority now have zero emissions[/p][/quote]i think you will find the majority of cars on the road as we speak are not low or zero emission card ..... the point i was getting at is how most people who don't smoke ( and i am a non smoker ) go on about cigarette smoke but think nothing about driving along the road in their carbon monoxide producing cars with not a care in the world about the people that have to breathe in their pollution ..... have you ever walked up blackburn road, deane road, tonge moor road at rush hour ..... the smell and pollution from the vehicles is terrible .... non-smokers that complain about tobacco smoke but drive cars are just hypocrits[/p][/quote]Do you not use cars or public transport to get about then?[/p][/quote]no not really ..... i have never had a car and i walk or cycle virtually everywhere that i go .... last time i was on a bus was months ago lv8151
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Thu 1 May 14

wsw69 says...

I quote the opening paragraph - 'MILLIONS of illegal cigarettes have been found after revenue and customers officers swooped on a business in Bolton.'

Revenue & Customs, NOT customers, you numb skulls. As well as both should start with a capital R and a capital C

Appalling grammar yet again. How the effing Moses did you get through school, let alone journalism college, with such poor basic grammar?
I quote the opening paragraph - 'MILLIONS of illegal cigarettes have been found after revenue and customers officers swooped on a business in Bolton.' Revenue & Customs, NOT customers, you numb skulls. As well as both should start with a capital R and a capital C Appalling grammar yet again. How the effing Moses did you get through school, let alone journalism college, with such poor basic grammar? wsw69
  • Score: 18

12:54am Fri 2 May 14

tinypet says...

my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???
my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife??? tinypet
  • Score: -3

6:17am Fri 2 May 14

Our streets says...

tinypet wrote:
my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???
Re-read your comment & you'll find your answer
[quote][p][bold]tinypet[/bold] wrote: my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???[/p][/quote]Re-read your comment & you'll find your answer Our streets
  • Score: 0

6:35am Fri 2 May 14

atlas123 says...

tinypet wrote:
my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???
Because its a load of rubbish?

A rumour put about by excitable kids and even more excitable parents.
[quote][p][bold]tinypet[/bold] wrote: my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???[/p][/quote]Because its a load of rubbish? A rumour put about by excitable kids and even more excitable parents. atlas123
  • Score: 0

8:43am Fri 2 May 14

tinypet says...

atlas123 wrote:
tinypet wrote:
my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???
Because its a load of rubbish?

A rumour put about by excitable kids and even more excitable parents.
a girl i work with went to check it out, said it was quiet but receptions comfirmed it.
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinypet[/bold] wrote: my comment aint relevent to this story, but wondering why b.e.n hasnt printed any warning about st cathrines being on lock down all yesterday 1/5/14. A chinese guy hanging around the grounds with a knife???[/p][/quote]Because its a load of rubbish? A rumour put about by excitable kids and even more excitable parents.[/p][/quote]a girl i work with went to check it out, said it was quiet but receptions comfirmed it. tinypet
  • Score: -2

8:44am Fri 2 May 14

Jim271 says...

I am confused, if we are in the EU which is supposed to allow free trade why cant a person buy cheap cigarettes in one country to sell in another.

Its because the EU is a big expensive JOKE!!!!!
I am confused, if we are in the EU which is supposed to allow free trade why cant a person buy cheap cigarettes in one country to sell in another. Its because the EU is a big expensive JOKE!!!!! Jim271
  • Score: 12

1:12pm Fri 2 May 14

wsw69 says...

Jim271 wrote:
I am confused, if we are in the EU which is supposed to allow free trade why cant a person buy cheap cigarettes in one country to sell in another.

Its because the EU is a big expensive JOKE!!!!!
At £55.4 million a day, 365 days a year, it's a very expensive club to be a member of. Think what could be done in this country with that wedge of cash if those in charge spent it wisely.

With the large increase of people puffing away on e-cigs, estimated at over 1 million people a day, the government are losing £6 million a day in tax alone.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: I am confused, if we are in the EU which is supposed to allow free trade why cant a person buy cheap cigarettes in one country to sell in another. Its because the EU is a big expensive JOKE!!!!![/p][/quote]At £55.4 million a day, 365 days a year, it's a very expensive club to be a member of. Think what could be done in this country with that wedge of cash if those in charge spent it wisely. With the large increase of people puffing away on e-cigs, estimated at over 1 million people a day, the government are losing £6 million a day in tax alone. wsw69
  • Score: 11

7:13pm Fri 2 May 14

Mick England says...

wsw69 wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
I am confused, if we are in the EU which is supposed to allow free trade why cant a person buy cheap cigarettes in one country to sell in another.

Its because the EU is a big expensive JOKE!!!!!
At £55.4 million a day, 365 days a year, it's a very expensive club to be a member of. Think what could be done in this country with that wedge of cash if those in charge spent it wisely.

With the large increase of people puffing away on e-cigs, estimated at over 1 million people a day, the government are losing £6 million a day in tax alone.
New World Order and Illuminate spring to mind!
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: I am confused, if we are in the EU which is supposed to allow free trade why cant a person buy cheap cigarettes in one country to sell in another. Its because the EU is a big expensive JOKE!!!!![/p][/quote]At £55.4 million a day, 365 days a year, it's a very expensive club to be a member of. Think what could be done in this country with that wedge of cash if those in charge spent it wisely. With the large increase of people puffing away on e-cigs, estimated at over 1 million people a day, the government are losing £6 million a day in tax alone.[/p][/quote]New World Order and Illuminate spring to mind! Mick England
  • Score: 4

11:29pm Fri 2 May 14

Comment777 says...

lv8151 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Hectoriva wrote:
Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks
and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu


sting habit
you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution
Have not driven a car in UK for seven years, cycling is the way to go..
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this is just the beginning and the police can track down any intended destinations for these death sticks[/p][/quote]and that the UK government stops earning taxes from these death sticks whilst saving the NHS a fortune and ending the walk filled smoke haze when leaving shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets...disgu sting habit[/p][/quote]you forgot to add that when you leave the shops, offices, shopping centres and supermarkets you then jump into your car and pollute the air with your carbon monoxide pumping machine ( way more lethal than walking through tobacco smoke) whilst not giving a second thought to the children and adults that have to breathe in your pollution[/p][/quote]Have not driven a car in UK for seven years, cycling is the way to go.. Comment777
  • Score: -1

1:23am Mon 5 May 14

Topofthemorn says...

Pollution isn't just about cigs and cars, 1 ship=50million cars worth of pollution and there's 100,000 ships on the planet. The English channel is one the most polluted areas in the world, I pity those poor southerners who think they enjoy fresh sea air.
Pollution isn't just about cigs and cars, 1 ship=50million cars worth of pollution and there's 100,000 ships on the planet. The English channel is one the most polluted areas in the world, I pity those poor southerners who think they enjoy fresh sea air. Topofthemorn
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