Global police crackdown leaves a nasty taste in the mouths of criminals running the illicit supply chain
Interpol has revealed how, in recent months, police operations across 57 countries have led to thousands of tonnes of counterfeit food and drink being confiscated from increasingly sophisticated thieves operating in the global food supply chain.
In South Korea, police arrested a man smuggling dietary supplements, which were being sold online as a natural product but actually contained harmful ingredients, and which were estimated to have generated $170,000 over a 10-month period.
Cargo security intelligence firm FreightWatch International said: “Counterfeit and dangerous foodstuffs are a multi-million-euro issue, with product categories ranging from food and drink to pharmaceutical products, such as weight-loss supplements.
Source: The Loadstar