Customs’ chiefs to face probe

The losses, reported in the Financial Times to be £2bn, will come as an embarrassment to Customs’ chief Richard Broadbent, who recently reorganised Customs’ senior management team.

Announcing the move in April, Customs’ bosses said the reshuffle was designed to improve accountability and communication to ministers and the public.

The latest embarrassment follows criticism from Sir Richard Scott in the arms-to-Iraq affair and a probe which found extensive errors in a collapsed Customs’ drug-smuggling prosecution.

Customs announces management reshuffle

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