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Post by J_A pirate on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:13 pm

Sweden has issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of illegally importing 10m euros (£8m) worth of garlic into the EU via Norway. Why would criminals do that?

Swedish state prosecutors claim to have cracked one of Europe's more seemingly strange, if lucrative, smuggling rings.

They say two British men are believed to have made millions of euros smuggling Chinese garlic from Norway into Sweden.

The EU imposes a 9.6% duty on imported foreign garlic.

The supplies are said to have been shipped to Norway - a non-EU state where no garlic import tax is applied - and then smuggled into neighbouring Sweden and the rest of the EU by lorry, thus avoiding EU import duties.

It's not the first time garlic smuggling has made the headlines.

In December 2012, a man from west London was sentenced to six years in jail for smuggling garlic from China into the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20976887

at least it aint weed or them other drugs right? lmao

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Post by wolfdarkn on Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:32 pm

I live near the garlic capital of the world, and I understand.

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Post by Liene on Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:50 am

What's the garlic capital?

Why would someone do that with garlic? O.O

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Post by -_CreepeR_- on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:51 am

Hmm... there is also an import tax on carrots in some countries.... GUYS I HAVE AN IDEA!

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Post by J_A pirate on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:32 am

-_CreepeR_- wrote:Hmm... there is also an import tax on carrots in some countries.... GUYS I HAVE AN IDEA!
i think im thinking what your thinking lol

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Post by wolfdarkn on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:43 pm

[quote="Liene"]What's the garlic capital?

Why would someone do that with garlic? O.O[/quote

Gilroyl, California.

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Re: Criminals smuggle Garlic?

Post by Liene on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:50 pm

Isn't there a festival once a year (or whatever) where you can eat everything with garlic taste? If so one of my friends have been there

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Post by wolfdarkn on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:41 am

Liene wrote:Isn't there a festival once a year (or whatever) where you can eat everything with garlic taste? If so one of my friends have been there


Yes there is.

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Post by -_CreepeR_- on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:52 am

Aaand liene went up another rank! :DD C'mon Wolf! You're just 23 posts behind! You can still overtake her! Very Happy

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Post by wolfdarkn on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:58 am

-_CreepeR_- wrote:Aaand liene went up another rank! :DD C'mon Wolf! You're just 23 posts behind! You can still overtake her! Very Happy


But I have to stay on topic!


If you can ever make it to Gilroy, do visit the various Garlic worlds for free samples and garlic products.

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Post by Liene on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:25 pm

Well, you managed to overthrow me quite easily wolf 210 And it's nice that you tried to stay on topic - but you failed in some threads Wink

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Post by -_CreepeR_- on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:39 am

He failed in pretty muhc all of them xD

Now.... who can overtake me? Twisted Evil

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Re: Criminals smuggle Garlic?

Post by Liene on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:50 am

That are nearly 250posts to catch up, that's an aweful lot. If someone(not you) would volunteer to spend an hour or two with me spamming some topic I wouldn't mind Wink

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