Swiss customs in smuggling sting
AFP · 1 Mar 2012, 14:34
Published: 01 Mar 2012 14:34 GMT+01:00
"People working in the diplomatic sphere but not enjoying diplomatic status in Switzerland falsely obtained" documentation to assist in the cigarette smuggling ring, the Federal Customs Administration said in a statement.
Several people have been charged and will be prosecuted by both Swiss and French authorities, where relevant.
The smugglers evaded duties amounting to more than two million Swiss francs ($2.2 million), the statement added.