Massive haul of illegal vodka found on lorry

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More than 13,000 litres of suspected illicit vodka labelled as olive oil have been found hidden in a lorry in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The haul was found in Brookside Way after police tipped off customs officers.

Stuart Taylor, from, HMRC said: “Alcohol fraud costs taxpayers £1.3 billion in lost revenue each year.

“It is not a victimless crime, it breeds criminality, as well as undermining honest, legitimate traders.”

Vodka, illicit, smuggled, Nottingham, tax,

Picture: The packs of bottles were labelled as olive oil

The stash of bottles, found on Friday, is worth around £170,000 in unpaid tax.

No arrests have been made and investigations into the seizure are on-going.


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