|EU Fight against Illegal Pesticides|
5 January 2015
|When customs officers seized 21t of counterfeit and illicit pesticides in Poland earlier this summer, it marked the end of the road for an illegal shipment smuggled more than 9,000 nautical miles from China.|
The raid was the result of a joint operation between the European Anti-Fraud Office (Olaf), Polish customs officials and legitimate right-holders – global agrochemical companies whose products are increasingly counterfeited.
Polish authorities intercepted the shipment at the border checkpoint in Dorohusk. Inside the trucks, they found 10.5t of unauthorised pesticides and 10.5t of insecticide in cans without labels, but packed in boxes bearing well-known brand names.
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