German Bus Drivers Attempt to Smuggle More Hot Dogs

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German Bus Drivers Attempt to Smuggle More Hot Dogs

Norræna ferry in Seyðisfjörður

The ferry in Seyðisfjörður. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Customs authorities in the East Iceland town of Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, report that they have seized a significant amount of German wine and sausages from German tour buses arriving on the ferry. 

Custom officer Árni Elíasson told mbl.is that some drivers even try to hide the goods when going through customs. In doing so, customs not only seizes the illegal goods but the driver also gets a hefty fine. Tour operators who import goods into Iceland duty free for resale are in breach of various laws in Iceland.

Bus drivers have been caught with their vehicles stocked with a large amount of food and drink for sale effectively meaning that passengers would not need to purchase food and drink from stores or restaurants while in Iceland.

Árni told visir.is last summer that tour buses bringing in their own food to the country is a problem but it is perhaps not as widespread as some people believe.

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