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'Nothing to Declare'

Don Mavin Director of Chiltern's VAT/Customs & Excise Investigations Team provides extracts from the BBC Panorama programme on the failures of HM C & E in excise diversion frauds at London City Bond
The series of massive excise diversion frauds perpetrated at London City Bond (an excise bonded warehouse in East London) in the latter part of the 1990s and the inability or unwillingness of Customs & Excise (Customs) investigators to halt revenue losses estimated at £ billions featured in the recent BBC's Panorama programme.
The swerve
Reporter Andy Davies referred to the frauds as the simplest most blatant and most successful criminal scams of recent times. It was one of the cheekiest too. John...

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