German restaurant owner faces court over ‘lots of bollocks’

German restaurant owners Michael and Gisela Friedel and their family face a court appearance over allegations they illegally bought and sold millions of dollars worth of food and supplies to Afghan refugees.

The couple and their son are charged with breaching the Customs Act by illegally purchasing and selling supplies, including food and cooking equipment, to refugees from Afghanistan.

The court heard the pair, who own the German delicatessens Globus Restaurant in Brisbane, purchased and sold food and equipment to Afghan asylum seekers in the US for a total of $8.6 million from 2013 to 2015.

Mr Friedel’s lawyers have argued that the food was essential to their businesses.

They also allege the family conspired with Afghan officials to import more than $1 million worth of products from Germany.

Mr Cookel’s lawyer, Peter Jelis, told the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday that the couple would appear in the Brisbane court on February 16 to face the allegations.

He said they were being investigated for a “serious crime” and would face “heavy consequences” if convicted.

The pair are due to appear at the Brisbane City Court on Wednesday, February 14.

The restaurant’s owner has also been arrested in Austria.

A spokesperson for the Austrian Foreign Ministry confirmed a couple from Vienna had been arrested by police for alleged drug trafficking.

“The Austrian authorities have opened an investigation into the importation of goods from Germany to Austria,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

“There is no legal obligation on Austrian authorities to cooperate with our efforts.” “

The couple are also facing charges in the UK, where they face two separate charges relating to food. “

There is no legal obligation on Austrian authorities to cooperate with our efforts.”

The couple are also facing charges in the UK, where they face two separate charges relating to food.

They are accused of failing to supply the Afghan refugees with the required amount of food.

They have been released on bail, while the UK police are investigating.

German police are now investigating the purchase of supplies from a British company.