Swedish singer loses fight for his right to party
TT/David Landes · 6 Aug 2008, 07:41
Published: 06 Aug 2008 07:41 GMT+02:00
“I also drink a great deal more than the average Swede. I’m a singer in a rock band and whisky is a part of it,” the man explained to the county administrative court.
But the court disagreed with the man’s arguments for why he should be given a larger allotment of tax-free alcohol imports than other Swedes.
It ruled therefore that Swedish Customs officials in Helsingborg acted correctly when they demanded the singer pay tax on the 45 litres of spirits, 60 litres of wine, and 300 beers which he wanted to bring into the country, reports the newspaper Metro.