A Japanese samurai sword more than six centuries old is smuggled in Swiss

Swiss customs authorities announced Tuesday that a Japanese samurai sword, or “katana”, about 700 years old and worth more than $ 700,000, has been smuggled. in Switzerland in a registered vehicle in Swiss.

The Federal Customs and Border Security Office stated that the driver of theautowho was traveling with his daughter, did not report this unusual piece when he entered in Switzerland via the Taingen crossing near Germany.

At the end of the investigations conducted by customs, “it was discovered that the driver of theauto he was not the owner of the sword “, but who worked for the real owner, and quest’last had instructed the driver to bring the sword from the German city of Stuttgart and take it to his home in Swiss.