Swedish smuggler gets friend to serve his jail term

A man convicted of smuggling outwitted his jailers by getting a friend to serve most of his 12-month sentence.

Prison officials say the identity of the false convict was discovered only when he had been released on probation after serving about two-thirds of his friend's sentence. It was not clear if he would be prosecuted.

An international arrest warrant has been issued for the real convict´╗┐´╗┐. Media reports say he fled to Asia and paid his friend for "prison sitting".

AP

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