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Trucker wrongly held due to ‘Laden’ documents

COMO, Italy -- A commercial driver was stopped at the Italian border when guards found he was carrying travel docum...


COMO, Italy — A commercial driver was stopped at the Italian border when guards found he was carrying travel documents with the word ‘Laden’ written on them.

The unnamed driver was then held at the Como-Brogeda international crossing while officers investigated the meaning of the word, which they found suspicious.

After 10 hours they discovered it meant ‘load’ in German and the whole phrase on the travel document stated the rig was carrying a ‘load of wine.’

The trucker, who didn’t speak a word of Italian, was immediately released.


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