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17-3-2015 9:41 pm  #1


Safe quantity?

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Hi all I'm thinking about doing a trip with a local coach company . I've been reading about what you can bring back 1kg of tobbaco wont last me , Is it worth bringing more back for personal use .i was thinking between 8-10 kilo S I work shifts I can't really get out because of work  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.gif
hope I get some help cheers
 


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17-3-2015 9:52 pm  #2


Re: Safe quantity?

Carrying 1 or maybe 2 kgs has a risk factor of 1/10. Carrying 10kgs has a risk factor of 10/10 if you get stopped. It's not so much what the regulations say, more a case of how BF interpret them.

Bear in mind even if you bought just 1kg of say Golden Virginia you would save over 250 quid on UK prices.

On the other hand if you had 10kgs seized you would likely have over 2 grand in penalty and duty fees to pay.


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18-3-2015 4:23 am  #3


Re: Safe quantity?

Thank you very much for the help from your self .will have a think about it . Cheers mate

 

18-3-2015 1:30 pm  #4


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10 kg just isn't worth the grief if they stop you

 

18-3-2015 2:47 pm  #5


Re: Safe quantity?

Once you get on their radar, You will probably get pulled everytime.
In other words if they pull you and take off you 5kg you are more than likely to get stopped next trip.

Think Warrior gets stopped everytrip.
Do your homework make sure they arent for commercial purposes, Go prepapired and you cut your chanes of having theytaken off you.

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18-3-2015 4:58 pm  #6


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I should imagine that you won't have access to these at the moment but I ALWAYS take off the tax vouchers from every pack I use and stick them to an A4 sheet of paper to produce when I am stopped. Even if you just decide to go across for a small amount to lower the risk of losing it, I would suggest you do the same. The last trip I made alone I brought 12kg (240 pouches) for me and the missus back and got stopped. Once I produced my SOT, told them they were being recorded and then showed the tax vouchers, I was allowed to proceed.

Preparation is everything but if you are even the least bit worried about bringing a large quantity back, don't do it until you are comfortable with your honesty and proving it.


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18-3-2015 5:44 pm  #7


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even after winning with them in court I would`t bring that much back as it is a lot and they can always say you would sell at least some of it. if I was in your shoes I would go for 2-3 kg to start off. I made that mistake bringing back over 11k cigarettes in one go, lucky enough I won but it could have gone the other way around. looking at it now it was worth it as it saved me a lot of money and I would do it again. but I had to spend a lot of time to prepare my case.


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