Three members of an international tobacco smuggling ring, responsible for bringing 11 million duty-avoided cigarettes into the UK, have been jailed for a total of 11 years.

Donald Southall and Robert Horton pleaded guilty to smuggling the cigarettes from Eastern Europe and evading £1.7m in excise duty, while Julie Henworth pleaded guilty to laundering the proceeds.

HMRC has seized several assets paid for by their activities, including a speed boat, a Jaguar E-type sports car, a jewel-encrusted Rolex, a Norton motorbike and a villa in Spain.