RECYCLING FRAUD RING BUSTED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Mercury News on 12th September reported that thousands of pounds of empty beverage containers were intercepted this summer while being smuggled into California from Arizona and Nevada to defraud the state’s recycling programme, with agents confiscating 28 tons of material worth an estimated $82,853 in potential California Redemption Value.  California encourages recycling by requiring consumers to pay deposits of 5 cents to 10 cents on certain beverage containers that can be redeemed at certified recycling centres.  Out-of-state containers are not eligible for the refunds, commonly known as CRV.  8 people have been arrested.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/12/recycling-fraud-ring-busted-in-southern-california/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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