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Swedes, Norwegians Pounce On Chinese Garlic Smuggler

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Nordic customs officials have arrested a truck driver after he tried to illegally import 28 tons of Chinese garlic into the European Union.

Reuters reports:

Smuggling of cheaply produced Chinese garlic into the EU is on the rise, with around 1,200 tons brought into the 27-nation bloc via Norway since 2009, according to the European Anti-Fraud Office, known as OLAF.

"The interception of the lorry was the result of a carefully prepared initiative coordinated by OLAF," the EU said in a statement. "This action came about due to the excellent cooperation provided by Norwegian and Swedish customs."

Washington, D.C., are you listening?!? While you throw around billions of dollars in some sort of nonsensical initiative to interdict drugs coming in from Latin America and keep Islamofascists from bombing the living daylights out of us, the Scandinavians have the intelligence to focus on the important stuff.

Like denying citizens access to ingredients to liven up the gruel that passes for Nordic cuisine.

Good on ya, Sweden and Norway. At least you're using the 99.9% of people's incomes that they fork over in taxes wisely.
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TAGS:  EU, GARLIC, TAX REVENUE WELL-SPENT!    SOURCE:   Reuters

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