Massive international waste trafficking rings exposed by police

The operation has also revealed that huge amounts of rubbish are coming into Spain illegally from Gibraltar

Spain is an international dumping ground for illegal waste, say police

THE environmental arm of the Guardia Civil, Seprona, says huge volumes of waste from other countries are being dumped illegally in Spain. It adds that the trafficking of waste has now become big business for criminal organisations.

During June, Seprona took part in Operation Tyson, an international investigation covering 43 countries. It revealed that 1.5 million tons of rubbish had been disposed of illegally during the exercise.


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