INTERPOL-Europol: Record seizures of fake food and drink

27 February 2015

Thousands of tonnes of fake and sub-standard food and drink have been seized in 47 countries around the world as part of the INTERPOL-Europol coordinated operation Opson IV. The operation resulted in the seizure of more than 2,500 tonnes of counterfeit and illicit food, including mozzarella, strawberries, eggs, cooking oil and dried fruit.
Among the aims of the operation is to identify and disrupt the organized crime networks behind the trafficking in fake goods; enhance cooperation between the involved law enforcement and regulatory authorities; and to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by fake and sub-standard food and drink (News Item Europol, 16 February 2015).
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