The cigarettes were thrown off a ferry from Lithuania arriving in the port of Stilleryd. One of the brothers rowed out in an rubber dinghy to collect them, while the other waited on land and received them. Unfortunately for the brothers, from Karlshamn, customs officers were on their trail.
When customs officials confronted one of the brothers, he claimed the cigarettes were for his own use, but admitted that he planned to sell a number of cartons for 120 kronor each to friends.
As well as sentencing the men to prison, the court confiscated their boat.