A quest for chocolate and cheese sparks a mini border crisis in Gibraltar

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And a quest for cheese and chocolate has triggered a diplomatic incident of surprising proportions after four Spanish Civil Protection volunteers crossed into Gibraltar to do some shopping and sightseeing.

Four border control agents have been suspended as an internal investigation by Gibraltarian authorities is carried out into what is being perceived as a serious security oversight.

The group reportedly asked their local mayor for permission, but not one of the border control guards realized that Spaniards can’t enter the British territory in Civil Protection uniform driving an official vehicle without proper permission.