Police in Austria did not need sniffing dogs to locate a suspected heist of 9.5 tons of garlic.
Police stopped three overloaded and sagging vans about to cross into Hungary from Austria on Wednesday and found them packed to the roof with the stinky cargo.
After questioning the five men in the vehicles they charged them on suspicion of receiving stolen goods.
Police say the garlic apparently came from Spain and estimate its value at €30,000 ($37,500).
The men who were later determined to be Romanian nationals were not named, in line with Austrian privacy laws.
One officer said that it was clear what the vans were carrying even before their doors were opened.
“All three vehicles really stunk like garlic,” he says.