A Wolverhampton man has been jailed for six months after he stored about 100,000 smuggled cigarettes - some of which were counterfeit.
David Taylor's actions resulted in the evasion of about £20,000 in tax.
The 48-year-old, of Rew Road Caravan Park, Featherstone, was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court after admitting the offence.
An investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) was launched following a 999 call Taylor made in April last year to the police regarding three youths who were breaking into his car.
A search of his vehicle and home address found 26,320 smuggled cigarettes and 3.64 kilos of hand rolling tobacco on which the duty had not been paid and he was arrested by HMRC officers.
In August 2009, he was given a formal warning after 40,000 cigarettes and 18.75 kilos of hand rolling tobacco with an estimated duty loss of £11,400 were seized from his home and vehicle.
But the following month, following his arrest for driving while disqualified, a further 28,380 smuggled cigarettes and one kilo of hand rolling tobacco were seized from his car and home. Again the duty had been evaded and he was re-arrested by HMRC officers.
And, later in the same month, he was again arrested for driving while disqualified and a further 67,220 smuggled cigarettes were seized from his car and home on which the duty had again been evaded. He was then arrested a third time and charged by HMRC.
Adrian Farley, assistant director of criminal investigation for HMRC, said: "Taylor is a prolific criminal who shows contempt for the law by consistently repeating his illegal behaviour.
"Tobacco smuggling is a serious offence. It has devastating impact on legitimate retailers who have to compete with the black market economy and it steals billions of pounds every year from public funds."
Taylor served a two-month jail term for his driving offences in September 2009.