Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

I am writing to you to request any information available to me under the freedom of informations act relating to the investigation into michael steele and jack whomes who were convicted of the rettendon triple murders in 1995. Although i do not seek information on the murders from you, i am seeking information relating to the investigation into the importation of cannabis that they were being surveyed for during 1995 into 1996.

Yours faithfully,

michael Barton

no-reply@hmrc.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Central Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2020/02581

Dear Mr Barton,

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HMRC Freedom of Information Act Team

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Dear Mr Barton,

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 9
November.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team