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Norwegian border checks disrupted by drunk ferry passengers

Officials in Norway have said that enhanced border checks on those arriving by ferry from Hirtshals, Denmark, are being hindered by the number of passengers who are ‘extremely drunk’.

A Color Line ferry in Kristiansand port, Norway.
A Color Line ferry in Kristiansand port, Norway. Image by Color Line / CC BY-SA 2.0

In an interview with the Norwegian broadcaster NRK, the police said that some passengers arriving at the Kristiansand port are ‘too intoxicated’ to find their travel documents or answer questions. Police are suggesting to ferry operator Color Line that they impose restrictions on the time alcohol can be bought on board. Read more: thelocal.no