Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Hundreds of ‘stolen' items found on bus

Share this article

Hundreds of ‘stolen' items found on bus
Photo: Federal customs administration
10:08 CET+01:00
Swiss customs made a surprising discovery when checking a bus heading to Romania from Lausanne at the city's bus station.

Agents discovered a cache of 352 items, believed to have been stolen, in five garbage bags, two plastic bags and a suitcase, the Federal customs administration said on Tuesday.

The items included clothes with labelling still attached, alcohol, cosmetics, various food products, shoes and small electric appliances worth a total of 16,000 francs ($17,800), Customs said.

The discovery was made on September 15th but the person shipping the contraband remains unknown, officials said.

Two other items believed to have been used to steal the items, a magnet and a hook, were also found with the allegedly stolen items, Customs said.

The various objects remain impounded in storage while an investigation into the case continues.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?