Monday , April 15 2024
Home / Tag Archives: smuggling

Tag Archives: smuggling

High taxation boosts coffee smuggling in Greece, says ECF

“Such high taxation strengthens coffee smuggling and reduces the chances for investments,” commented Mario Cerutti, president of the European Coffee Federation (ECF) said describing the impact of coffee taxation in Greece Coffee in this country is not only aggravated with value-added tax but has also been saddled with a special …

Read More »

Two Ukrainians sentenced to 180 years for smuggling migrants to Greece

Two Ukrainians imprisoned in Greece for 180 years for smuggling migrants into the country. Currently, there are about 150 Ukrainians in Greek prisons who are convicted on similar charges.  A court in Greece has sentenced Serhiy Shvayuk, a musician of the Ivano-Frankivsk band Perkalaba, and his friend Petro Lytvynchuk to …

Read More »

Greek prosecutor investigates illegal horse trade and abattoirs for export

Stolen horses, malnourished horses, abused horses. Do they all land in illegal slaughterhouses and get exported to Europe in form of steaks and minced meat? A prosecutor investigates claims and complaints  that Greece might be a centre for the export of horse meat. Just weeks after the horsemeat scandal in …

Read More »

EUROPOL Dismantles International Network Smuggling Migrants to EU

In a joint cooperation with Europol, Greek, Italian and German authorities dismantled an international criminal network smuggling Iraqi and Kurdish migrants to EU. The criminal organisation set up by Iraqis had transferred more than 1,500 people and earned around 12.5 million USD. The criminal used to move migrants from Turkey …

Read More »