Smuggling gang from Walton-on-Thames, Epsom and north London sentenced after trafficking nearly 500,000 untaxed cigarettes

A smuggling gang cheated the taxman out of more than £115,000 while trafficking nearly 500,000 cigarettes in Surrey.

One of the gang, Dominik Mrzyglod, 38, was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to fraud as well as a separate offence of smuggling 1.2million cigarettes inside table tops.

Abdul Faki, 52, was jailed for 18 months for his role in the scheme, while Sebastian Swiezy, 36, was spared jail, but ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Investigators from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) saw Mrzyglod and Swiezy suppling Faki with untaxed cigarettes at a car park in Dorking on December 16, 2015.

Officers arrested Faki, of Chandos Road, north London, at the scene and found 486,700 B&B cigarettes in the white van he was helping to load. Mrzyglod and Swiezy fled before officers could arrest them.