The Right Honourable Keith Vaz, MP

Chair Home Affairs Committee

House of Commons

7 Millbank London SW1P 3JA


Re: Tobacco Smuggling Inquiry; Written Submission

Dear Sir:

1. On 23 July 2013, you said, “Tobacco smuggling is a significant threat to UK tax revenues and to public health.”

2. On 16 August 2013, the Associated Press reported on the federal sentencing in the State of Virginia of the last of ten defendants in a $20 million cigarette trafficking ring.