A Romanian man smuggled 10,000 tablets

The customs serviceThe customs service.Photo: Knut Fjeldstad / SCANPIX

A Romanian man was recently stopped by a customs patrol at Holtet in Oslo. 44-year-old claimed he was going to pick berries in Drammen, but customs officers found more than 10,000 tablets hidden in his car.

The man drove at the so-called «smuggler road” , county road 22, and was stopped at Risum by a customs patrol from Svinesund.
When the man claimed he was going to pick berries, the customs officers got suspicious  and examined the car carefully. In the sidebar of the van they found  102 pill glasses with a total of 10,200 tablets of the drug Rivotril.

Rivotril was made for the use in the treatment of epilepsy, but has also become popular as a recreational drug. In larger doses it can lead to strong intoxication.
Customs reports that  both the 44-year-old and the tablets were handed over to police.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today