Sweden issues arrest warrant for garlic smuggling Brits

Norway can outsource their vampires to China, as well

Sweden has issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of masterminding a garlic smuggling ring.

Prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand in Gothenburg said on Wednesday that the men had shipped the 1.2 tonnes of Chinese garlic to Norway by boat, where it entered the country duty-free as it was considered to be in transit.

They then drove it across the Swedish border, avoiding customs checks and Swedish import duties. Ahlstrand said the men had avoided $13.1 million in Swedish taxes through the scheme.

He said a lengthy police investigation had led to the identification of two British men allegedly behind the operation, which took place in 2009-2010.

I guess they won’t tell us who they are until they’re busted. At least this speaks well of progressive changes in Scandanavian cooking. 🙂

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