Snuck in from Sweden in scheme to sell 550 pounds of butter as nation suffers shortage
A pair of slippery smugglers were busted in Norway looking to peddle an illicit contraband – butter. The two men, who snuck into the country from Sweden, were arrested with about 550 lbs of butter divided into 18-ounce packets, the Norwegian daily newspaper Adresseavisen reported.
They were nabbed Saturday, and both admitted to churning up the scheme, authorities said. ”They have confessed that they have bought butter in Sweden to sell at a profit in Norway,” legal counsel Amund Sand told the Adresseavisen.
A massive butter shortage has spread throughout Scandanavia in recent months, and is expected to last into next year. This has led to the blackmarket trafficking of butter in Sweden and Norway.
The two men arrested were looking to score more than $40 for each packet of butter, police said.