Lorry driver jailed smuggling 400,000 cigarettes through Dover

Lorry driver who tried smuggling more than 400,000 illegal cigarettes in ice cream boxes has today been jailed.Krzysztof Wiktorowicz, from Poland, was stopped entering Dover's Eastern Docks in November 2014.He was jailed for 14 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Border Force officers stopped and searched Wiktorowicz's refrigerated lorry and found what appeared to be 26 pallets of ice cream.But inside officers found two pallets containing 403,200 non-UK duty paid cigarettes.

HMRC estimated this was worth almost £100,000 in lost duty and taxes to the UK government.Wiktorowicz, 45, was arrested and jailed at Maidstone Crown Court today.