A man on HMRC’s “most wanted list” who spent a decade on the run after absconding before he could be tried for money laundering has been jailed for 19 months.
Anthony Judge was arrested after returning to the UK on a false passport earlier this year.
He was living in Liverpool when he and two others were stopped at Eurotunnel outbound controls in 2002, according to HMRC. Customs officers searched their vehicle and found Euros worth more than £360,000 concealed inside a spare tyre in the boot.
When analysed, the notes showed a high level of heroin contamination. Judge and his companions were arrested and later charged with money laundering offences.
Judge was due to face trial...