Two North Korean diplomats tried to claim diplomatic immunity when they were arrested in Stockholm for smuggling cigarettes.
The man and woman, who were caught driving their tobacco-filled car off a ferry from Helsinki, have been taken into police custody. Apparently, they have diplomatic status in Russia, but no accreditation in Sweden. Also, they allegedly had 230,000 Russian cigarettes.
“If you come to Sweden and commit a crime, you’re just like any other foreign national,” Sweden’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Cecilia Julin told Reuters.
What on earth two North Korean diplomats need to smuggle Russian cigarettes from Finland to Sweden for, we have no idea.