Swedish ‘kebab smuggler’ arrested in Norway

A Swede has been arrested for trying to smuggle 655 kilos of kebab meat into Norway, Norwegian media have reported.

Norwegian police say the man had stuffed the back seat and the trunk with white plastic ‘sausages’ filled with meat. The man was reported to have reinforced the car’s suspension so that the car would not look weighed down.

The man said he had been offered cash payment to take the meat to Oslo, according to Dagens Nyheter.

As Norway is not in the EU the amount of meat that can be taken into the country from Sweden is limited to 10 kilos.

A Norwegian customs officer told the broadcaster NRK that the smuggling attempt was picked up in a routine check near the Svinesund Bridge, which links Sweden with its westerly neighbour.