A Birmingham man convicted of involvement in a £200 million fraud is on a wanted list of 20 alleged tax dodgers thought to have fled the UK.
Hussain Chohan, 44, is believed to be lying low in Dubai.
The criminal, who used to live in Wake Green Road, Moseley, and Whitefields Road, Solihull, fled the country in 2006 as he stood trial after more than two tonnes of hand-rolling tobacco, worth £750,000 in duty, was seized at Dover Docks in August 2000.
He was later handed 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court for smuggling and fraud offences and for failing to appear in court.
He was also hit with a £33 million confiscation order, Britain’s biggest ever sum.
Revenue and customs investigators said Chohan and his accomplices organised fraud on a “massive” scale. Three companies set up to cover their tracks illegitimately turned over more than £185 million in just seven months.
Speaking in 2006, Chris Ballard, then assistant chief investigation Officer for Revenue & Customs said: “This was not some kind of advanced tax planning, but organised fraud on a massive scale perpetrated by criminals.
“They had the active co-operation of professionals in the legal and accountancy sectors, all bent on making fast and easy profits at the expense of the British taxpayer.”
Chohan was understood to have been stripped of luxury properties worth more than £1 million as investigators set about dismantling his criminal empire.
Names and pictures of those wanted were released by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs(HMRC) as officials appealed for the public’s help to find them.
Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said: “These criminals have collectively cost the taxpayer more than £765 million and HMRC will pursue them relentlessly.
“We hope that publishing their pictures in this way will enable members of the public to contribute to the effort to catch them.”
The pictures and details can be seen on HMRC’s Flickr page at www.flickr.com/hmrcgovuk.