‘Border Force officers seized around 13,800 cigarettes which were concealed in luggage allegedly belonging to Gemma Phillips (26) and Adam McEvatt (28), who work for Ryanair but were off duty at the time.
Ms Phillips, from Huyton in Merseyside, and Mr McEvatt, from Speke, had arrived in Liverpool on a flight from the Canary Islands. They were arrested on Tuesday and charged with evasion of excise duty amounting to approximately £6,000 (€7,600).’
A spokesman for Ryanair said: “As this alleged incident is the subject of a criminal investigation, we are not in a position to comment, other than to note that the individuals in question were off duty at the time of these alleged offences.”
The accused posted bail and will appear in a Manchester court on September 17th.