Norwegian customs stop truck with millions of cigarettes and over 10,000 liters of alcohol and beer

Svinesund customsPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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In February, a Polish driver was arrested by the police. The truck he was driving was allegedly filled with millions of cigarettes and over 10,000 liters of alcohol and beer.

The incident took place at the end of February, but it is only now that Customs can disclose the information, for the sake of the investigation.

“A Polish-registered vehicle was stopped for control on its way out of the red zone at the customs station. Our inspectors tried to get the driver to speak, but he did not respond first, so it was difficult to get anything out of him,” section chief Per Kristian Grandahl at Svinesund customs told newspaper Dagsavisen Demokraten.

“The truck was taken into the control hall, and the multi-purpose dog Mike started to search the vehicle. He is also trained to find cigarettes,” he added.

The man is said to have carried a total of 1,964,200 cigarettes, 9,598 liters of liquor, and 1,296 liters of beer. In total, this amounts to evaded fees of NOK 11,369,232, Grandahl said.

The man is currently in custody.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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