Swedes sniff out garlic smugglers
on 09/01/2013 16:56:18
Stockholm prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand said the men first shipped the garlic to Norway by boat, where it entered the country duty-free since it was considered to be in transit. They then drove it across the Swedish border, avoiding customs checks and Swedish import duties.
They avoided €10m in Swedish taxes through the scheme.
The prosecutor said a lengthy police investigation led to the identification of the two Britons allegedly behind the operation, which took place in 2009-2010.