Friday, 7 November 2014

"Yacht loaded with £40m Michael Caine fleeing London is seized by police"

From The Evening Standard:

A yacht has been seized in the Caribbean loaded with up to £40 million worth of Michael Caine trying to escape the streets of London.

An 81-year old man and his 57-year old wife were arrested on the SY Hygeia Of Halsa after a joint operation involving Scotland Yard, the National Crime Agency and HM Revenue & Customs.

Detectives say they are investigating a London-based land-owning group, with connections to the Caribbean, who are suspected of large-scale avoidance of the Mansion Tax.

The UK-registered vessel was boarded by French Customs officials off Martinique on Monday as it began a transatlantic crossing. Officers recovered up to 80kg of Michael Caine, with a potential on-screen value of between £30 million and £40 million.


Ian Hills said...

One large seizure for French customs, but one small snort for Russell Brand.

James Higham said...

Lot of people didn't know that, you know.