I recently drove from Poland to England and was stopped by German customs to see the contents of my van.
I had the following: kitchen from IKEA, wardrobe from Polish company, doors from Polish company, mattress, 10 litres of vodka, 40 cans of beer and 60 litres of diesel in jerry cans purchased in Poland.
I thought that part of 'being in the EU' was that, if you were just passing through an EU country, you could do so without any customs checks and that custom checks where made at the point of your final destination. In my case, customs checks should be done on entering the UK and not entering Germany, Netherlands, Belgium or France.
Am I right? If so, where can I complain, in Germany or England? I was fined for too much fuel.
Second, they wouldn't let me leave their customs area until I signed their paperwork. All was in German which I don't speak or read so I could have signed a confession which may lead to further actions being taken by them. for all I know!