Man arrested at customs

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a DONCASTER man was among four people arrested in connection with illegal tobacco supply in South Yorkshire.

The man, along with three other men from Essex, was stopped by police at HM Revenue and Customs, where officers intercepted a lorry carrying around two tonnes of loose tobacco. The haul, thought to be worth around £400,000 in unpaid duty and VAT, has been seized.

The men were quizzed by police before being released on bail pending further inquiries.

Peter Hollier, assistant director for criminal investigation at HMRC, said: “HMRC is tackling the problem of illegal tobacco in South Yorkshire.”