Monday, December 17, 2007

HMRC 'loses' cocaine and fake passports

Losing cds with 25 million people's personal dat on them is a scandal of stupidly large proportions. It suggests a cavalier and systemic failure of basic security common sense at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in relation to something as valuable as information.

However losing £80,000 worth of cocaine and fake passport from an HMRC store is just taking it a step too far. The store was at Coventry airport and they have no idea if they've been lost or stolen. Let's pause for a moment. What's the chances that a huge brick of charley with a street value that is even higher once it's been cut up has just been mislaid?

HMRC is fast becoming like an episode of the Keystone Cops.

6 comments:

lettersfromatory said...

Maybe someone should start a spreadbet on what the government are going to lose next? Comedy suggestions may turn out to be a little more accurate than people expect. Office sweepstakes could be set up around the country. Oh, the Xmas fun that could be had!

mitch said...

How about a board game a bit like monopoly but you have to run the country we could chip in buy gordo one so he can practice over xmas .

Anonymous said...

"However losing £80,000 worth of coccaine and fake passport from an HMRC is just taking it a step too far. "


I think you have missed a word out - "store"?

dizzy said...

Aye. Was typed on my phone.

jailhouselawyer said...

If I was to hazard a guess, the coke and passport probably found their way into the pocket of an illegal immigrant who was working for the private security industry...

Goodison Fan said...

If it was just alcohol, then the timing would have coincided with various HMCE Christmas Parties.