Acquittal: Duty Evasion
02 March 2022
Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma, achieve a not guilty verdict for our client, a Defendant in Operation Curtain (incorporating Operation Beetle and Operation Buttery), a HMRC investigation into smuggling and distribution of non-UK duty paid cigarettes. More than 3 million illicit cigarettes were seized. Trial 1 contained ten defendants, and our client was one of two acquitted. Alastair Smith from 2 Bedford Row instructed of Counsel and our Zaki Hashmi as junior.