In November 1948, just offshore from Porto Ceresio (Italy) in Lake Lugano, Italian border guards discovered a rudimentary submarine made of timber encased in metal. The pint-sized submarine of Ceresio was 3m long and could carry 450 kg –and was propelled using pedal power!
Over 2.2 Million people and around 1.1 Million vehicles and 24,000 lorries cross the Swiss border every day. What is the work of Customs? And what were things like when the Swiss border was first set up?