Yes it’s true... Grant confessed to his darker side in a recent interview with OK! magazine. The star of Four Weddings and a Funeral admitted that he had smuggled rugs from Turkey and got caught.

According to Grant he and his then girlfriend were returning home from a holiday in Turkey and they had planned to sneak the lavish rugs through customs without the officials catching on. Unfortunately for Grant their plan did not work when suspicious  officers pulled them over in the airport. Both Grant and his girlfriend were quizzed by the officers and quickly arrested for evading the duty on imported goods.

Grant told OK! magazine that “I’ve been arrested...for smuggling. I smuggled. It was a very long time ago. I was coming back from Turkey with a girlfriend with some rugs. We were such idiots. We came through an airport in the middle of the night and thought no one would check.  So we went through the ‘nothing to declare’ channel, but we were stopped.”

Grant continues “They said: ‘We noticed that you had come from Turkey?’ And we said yes. They said: ‘Would you openlong parcel please?’ So I opened it and out came this huge rug. I told him: “I’m really sorry I lied. He said: ‘Have you got any more rugs?’ I said no. They said ‘Can you open your suitcase.’ Boing! ‘Can you open that suitcase?’ Boing! We had about three or four rugs. We were arrested and fined.” In his interview with OK! magazine Grant also describes a near death experience he had a few years back. that

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Star arrest for rug smuggling

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