Wednesday, 19. June 2013 - 00:06
04. 10. 12. - 15:00
Astonished customs officials nicked a van driver after he tried to make an ass of them - by smuggling a donkey over the German border to Switzerland.
Border guards were about to wave the white van through when they heard a strange noise coming from the back.
"We opened it up and there was a donkey braying it us," said one guard at at Splugen checkpoint.
"We often see all sorts in the back of vehicles, but this was a first for us," he added.
Manfred Becker who was driving the van told police the donkey was scared of trailers and couldn't be transported any other way.
"They had no vets' papers, ownership papers or any details of the donkey, which has been seized and is being cared for until this can be resolved," said a border service spokesman.
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