Police Tangled In Cheese Smuggling Movement
Cheese Crime™ rears its ugly head once again, taking law enforcement down with it. Several policeman in the Niagara area are now under suspicion for smuggling US cheese across the Canadian border and selling it to pizzerias at an attractive discount. CBCNews has the story:
The alleged scam involves jamming cases of ‘brick’ cheese—used as a common pizza topping—into their vehicles to smuggle across the border. With cheese being as little as a third of the price in the U.S., drivers are making $1,000 to $2,000 a trip, according to numerous sources.
Canada Border Services Agency officials say anyone — officer or civilian — caught smuggling large shipments of cheese into Canada would be in violation of the Customs Act for failing to declare any pay duties on the controlled goods.