Monday, October 10, 2011

Smugglers unleash bees on police

Turkey – A Turkish news agency says suspected smugglers set loose a swarm of bees on 15 police officers searching for contraband cigarettes hidden among a truckload of hives. The state-run Anatolia agency says police, acting on a tip, stopped the truck in the southern city of Adana today. The alleged smugglers then set some of the bees free to prevent police from searching the vehicle. The agency said the truck was later searched by officers in beekeeping gear who seized some 32,500 packs of smuggled cigarettes.  more

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