- Nov 12, 2009
You appear to be implying that 'Challenger' is guilty of smuggling restricted foodstuffs across EU borders Prof.I'm sorry but this is giving a mixed message. Are you suggesting a citizen who complies with all other laws, can disregard the destination countries food restriction laws?
If the law sets out what must not cross a boarder, the broader enforcement can if they choose to, search any person or vehicle crossing the boarder. Just because you were not searched for food contraband on this occasion, does not set a prescidence to be assumed for others to try to smuggle.
These food rules may seem petty, but there will have been some good reason in the past which has caused these restrictions to be introduced. Smuggling is illegal.
For all you know a car behind you may have been taken apart, whilst you drove off unawares.
He wrote that EU customs officials showed no interest in the contents of his fridge or food cupboard.
He hasn't suggested that any food restrictions can be disregarded.