Tempting for smugglers - Stockholm's Värta port

Korean Couple Sentenced for Smuggling

The Stockholm District Court has sentenced a man and a woman from North Korea to six months in prison for trying to smuggle cigarettes to Sweden. The couple had been arrested a month ago upon arriving in Stockholm aboard a Finland ferry, after customs officers had found 230,000 cigarettes hidden in their car.

The man had claimed that he and his companion had diplomatic immunity and could not be tried, but the court ruled that their being stationed in Russia did not give them diplomatic status and protection from the law in Sweden.

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