Asparagus seized at Cypriot border crossing

At the checkpoint in Ayios Dhometios, a suburb located west of the Cypriot capital Nicosia, this Monday morning customs officials seized a total of 435 bundles of asparagus hidden in the trunk, between the seats and next to the engine of a car.

The illegally imported asparagus and the vehicle, which is registered in the north, were seized by the customs department. The director of the department accepted an out-of-court settlement for €400.

According to, the Turkish Cypriot driver paid the sum and an additional €200 for the return of his car. While he got the car back, customs kept the wild asparagus.

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