A news release from Eurojust on 14th May reported that, with the active support of Eurojust, the Italian Public Prosecution Office (PPO) of Foggia, in close co-operation with the German national authorities, dismantled an organised crime group trading adulterated olive oil in Germany and Italy, leading to the arrest of 24 persons.  The investigations in Foggia were initiated in 2015.  The members of the organised crime group were allegedly involved in the production and trade of counterfeit olive oil and are suspected of illegal trading, participation in a criminal organisation, adulteration of food products, and other offences.  The organised crime group was sending 23 000 litres of adulterated oil to Germany every 15 days.‘well-oiled’-gang


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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