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Drug bust reveals poopy diaper surprise

TT/Rebecca Martin · 4 Nov 2011, 10:36

Published: 04 Nov 2011 10:36 GMT+01:00

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In August, an employee of the Coast Guard in Karlskrona was planning a party for his thirtieth birthday and had decided to go to Germany to buy alcohol for the celebration.

His colleague, who got wind of his plans, decided to play a practical joke on him, and contacted Swedish Customs (Tullverket) with an anonymous tip that a drug courier was planning a massive transport of illegal drugs into Sweden.

Customs officers, who took the tip seriously, were in hot pursuit of the returning man all the way from the Öresund bridge in Malmö to his hometown of Karlskrona, about 200 kilometres away.

Once there, the man was stopped by police and his car was searched. The officers found no sign of any drugs, but while looking under the hood they discovered a by now rather smelly baby's diaper full of poop.

The coast guards soon found out that someone in their midst was responsible for the gag.

”We informed the customs officers of this as soon as we realized that someone at the Coast Guard was responsible. It is not good, in fact, it is a sign of terribly poor judgement,” said Sven Malmer, head of personnel at the Karlskrona Coast Guard, to the Expressen newspaper.

The customs agency then went ballistic over what had happened.

”It is terrible that someone would do something like that and waste our already stretched resources for no reason at all,” Jesper Liedholm of Swedish Customs told the paper.

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At the Karlskrona Coast Guard, they are devastated that one of their employees has instigated such an inappropriate practical joke and have subsequently reported the matter to the police.

”It is saddening to realize that someone among our ranks can show themselves to have such poor judgement. It is, of course, completely unacceptable. Now it is up to the prosecutor to pursue the matter further,” Malmer told the paper.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:39 November 4, 2011 by philster61
There is no such thing as an inappropriate practical joke.. ... If you have no sense of humor, the its hardly the fault of the joker...
11:51 November 4, 2011 by Svensksmith
In any other country the poor judgement of the colleague would cost him his job.
13:50 November 4, 2011 by muscle
lol.. they should taste it to confirm if its poppy or poopy :D
13:52 November 4, 2011 by andyron2
May be custom officers had in mind about the successful shitty job,cops have done in the last month.Good practical joke,i would say.
14:08 November 4, 2011 by GeoC
Wonder how much it cost to waste the time of the officers and the cost of such things as gas and other resources wasted. In any other country the man would have lost his job, been fined and told to repay the cost wasted.
15:36 November 4, 2011 by Osk
Reminds me of the day I spent with customs at an airport in the Uk. One incoming flight had a number of people who smeared human excrement over themselves, or rather around parts of themselves in a naive attempt to put off the customs officers from searching them. It was a regular happening.
16:41 November 4, 2011 by Douglas Garner
I would think that filing a false report is a criminal offense like back in the States. The joker should make restitution.
22:40 November 4, 2011 by wxman
Falsely reporting a crime is illegal in many countries. Fines and jail time are common.
23:15 November 4, 2011 by Svensksmith
Haven't you done poopy diaper before? I hear it's good s--t.
04:41 November 5, 2011 by swenrika
well, if you take alcohol as being a drug.. then the tip-off was right... although not illegal buying it in germany.. lol...

But the judgement call was poor.. at least he could have asked if customs would play along and make a good joke out of it for all...

and NO.. NO... NO... poop of a toddler is not good S--T.. it is vial heheheh :)
10:10 November 5, 2011 by sherkovic
...and the police went high on poopy later on!!
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