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 cyprus-mail.com, 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.