A Dutch woman was the first motorist to be halted at the German border by Danish customs officers on Tuesday morning, at the reintroduced border controls.

Danish media reported this on Tuesday. The driver had to open the trunk under the watchful eye of two customs officers, a dozen film cameras and dozens of journalists. The Danish border guards checked the chips and dog biscuits present, but then the Dutch were allowed to continue driving.

The Danish government says it wants to fight crime in the country with the new random border controls. Thirty customs officers operate at the German border on Tuesday, twenty colleagues check the ferry and fixed connections with Sweden. | © 2011 Marcel Burger for ANP News Agency (original published in Dutch on 5 July 2011)