A gang that ran what could be the UK's largest illegal tobacco factories in a £10m fraud scam have been jailed.
The factory, in County Durham, could produce 140 packs of cigarettes a minute, according to customs officers.
The operation was run by John Watson Snr, 47, from Doncaster, Terrence Jacques, 60, of Bishop Auckland, and Russell Haywood, 48, from Barnsley.
They and seven other members of the group were jailed at Sheffield Crown Court for excise fraud.
The cigarettes would then be moved to a nearby garden centre where Edward Kennyford, from Doncaster, would arrange to transfer them to vans driven by Christopher Wallace and Steven Quigley, both from Barnsley.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said the group ran a highly sophisticated and well organised illegal operation and the factory was the largest it had ever found.