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Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 05-12-2018 12:32 pm

desita
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I see what you mean, but what has happened is that, when they called me for the first time to tell me that my dad has been stopped for a check, the man on the phone was rude to me. He started to talk to me about Brexit, what bad person I am an so on. He told me then that my dad does not smoke, he doesn’t know who the cigarettes are ..... Then, I spoke with my dad and he told me a different story. I haven’t been rude to him, I just tried to explain to him, that he and my dad are saying different words, because he hasn’t been provided with an interpreter how do they know what his answers were. I don’t think my dad is going to lyes to me.
I wasn’t rude, but I was mad.

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 04-12-2018 10:41 pm

desita
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The ones in the suitcase were from a shop a shop with a receipt. The rest were from the airport shop. He was travelling from Bulgaria. Most of the things written in there are not true.

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 04-12-2018 7:24 pm

desita
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Okay, will pm the paperwork to you and will send them 2morrow a recorded delivery letter, just to make sure I have tried everything.

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 04-12-2018 5:34 pm

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1) He was given a seizure information notice, but on that is clearly stated, that " this is not a notice of seizure " and then another piece of paper - Warning letter about seized goods. It reads that " the goods listed on attached schedule( as detailed on Form BOR 156 ) have been seized under section 139 of the Customer and Excise Management Act 1979. Finally, a Notice to a Person Being Detained at the Border/Required to submit to further examination. Any of this has been signed by him. How can provide him with papers for signature, when he doesn't understand any single word?
2) I did send the appeal on the 26th of August, 2018 and couple of days later ( dated 29th )  I have received the acknowledgement. It says " Thank you for your letter......the contents of which are duly noted......"
3) I have got a copy of the officer's notebook.
My biggest concern is that I've got another letter, related to the restoration, that tells that " I do not consider the legality or the correctness of the seizure itself." and if I want to cancel this decision, I have to request a statutory review, which has to be received by the 6th of December. Am I too late now?
 

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 04-12-2018 3:00 pm

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I will post all the info you need as soon as I go back home, probably in two hours.

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 04-12-2018 11:46 am

desita
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That would be great, thanks

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 03-12-2018 10:53 pm

desita
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I have got an authorization letter from my dad, certified by a solicitor. I have attached it to the officer's notebook copy request and the appeal against the seizure. So, their reply is addressed to the daughter of......
He has been given a warning letter about seized goods and seizure information notice.
My child is nearly 9. I have got the copy of the officers notes and everything is based on my child's words. I told BF to be extremely careful with my dad, because he was diagnosed with cancer, as well as had a stroke. In their officers book says: " Her child advise me his mum had told him to tell me TT had cancer, to which her child stated - I don't know this. Based on the phone call with the interpreter, sale of cigarettes, I am satisfied this seizure is correct". UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!  They rely on nothing! This is just a child. I can prove my dad's medical history. 
I did speak with a lawyer, but all she did is to charge me £100 for a 10min phone call and told me that we can try, but.....
I can't stand injustice.

Help Section » Luton Seized Cigarettes » 03-12-2018 8:10 pm

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Hello,
I am looking for some advice and support.
Four months ago, my dad has been stopped and searched at the airport. He only comes ones an year to bring my child back from holiday. We always ask him to buy us some cigarettes. He doesn't speak any English. 
On my way to the airport I had a phone call from BF. They have told me that my child is brilliant. Not to worry about anything, they will let them in a while. Started to question if my dad smokes, who else and so on. They said that he carries too many cigarettes. He had 5180. I told them that these are for 3 of us. Then the man started to talk to me really rudely, saying that because of me and people like me the country is going down. And all we deserve is Brexit. I told him that my husband works and pays more taxes than him, so he hasn't got the right to speak to me like that. However, he kept saying, that my child goes to school in here, and if some day they need an ambulance, it wont come, because I don't buy cigarettes from here, therefore I don't put any money for the Government. I said, that me and my family live in this country for long enough and we are doing our best for it, not ruing it. Then he told me to wait for them.
I kept calling back to see what is going on, as this is my first time to face that kind of situation. I spoke with BF couple of times more, trying to convience them to give me the cigarettes back, but they kepr saying that I am breaking the law. I asked them, how. I told them to feel free to open all of the packs. You can't sell open boxes, can you? Furthermore, I said, that there is no certain limit on the quantityn of cigaret as long as are for your own consumption. Additionally, he comes once per year, so he cant be doing business.
No matter how hard I was trying, they didn't change their mind. 
I spoke to my father as well and told him not to sign any papers.
So after they came out, my dad has told me, that they have been using my child to translate. Do they have the right?
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