Premises in Tyrone searched in £2million VAT fraud probe


A man from Co Tyrone is thought to have been arrested in connection with a suspected £2 million VAT fraud connected to the transport industry.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers searched business and private addresses in counties Down and Tyrone on Tuesday morning where they seized cash and business records relating to the fraud.

John Whiting, HMRC Assistant Director for Criminal Investigation, said:“HMRC takes tax fraud extremely seriously and anyone deliberately choosing to evade the taxes they owe should expect not only a heavy fine, but possibly a criminal prosecution as well. Anyone with information about people who may be involved in tax fraud can contact the Tax Evasion Hotline on 0800 788 887.”

Both men were questioned by HMRC and have been released on bail. Investigations are continuing.