Published On: Thu, Jun 28th, 2012

Thieves caught traveling from Austria to Hungary with 9.5 tons of garlic

Austrian police arrested five individuals in possession of 9 1/2 tons of garlic.

The headline at the Austrian News turned heads: Cops Bag Transylvanian Garlic Thieves

Three loaded vans drew the attention of authorities as they crossed into Hungary from Austria on Wednesday only to discover the vans were packed with garlic.

Five men, all Romania,  were questioned and then charged with possession, receiving and transporting stolen goods.

“All three vehicles really stunk like garlic,” police said.

Police have stated that the garlic came from Spain and is valued at $37,500.

The Times article pointed out that “garlic was said to be one of the few things capable of warding off vampires and was widely hung on the doors of homes in Transylvania where it was also supposed to keep away evil spirits as well as the undead.”

photo Rüdiger Wölk, Münster.

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