Man charged with tobacco smuggling at Southampton docks

A man has been charged with attempting to smuggle 1.1 tonnes of hand-rolling tobacco into Southampton docks, evading about £160,000 in duty.

The 28-year-old from London was arrested in Ford, West Sussex on 21 July 2011.

Tobacco was discovered in a 20ft (6m) cargo container at the Port of Southampton on 18 July.

He was released on bail until 7 February to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court.

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