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23 April 2018 | Africa | Europe | USA

Illegal waste trafficking: how to make EUR 1.8 million from 200 000 used tyres

As part of Operation ROTAMM, the Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal group operating from Spain that acquired used tyres and sold them illegally in Africa, America and Europe. The operation involved 17 countries from the 3 continents. It is estimated that the criminal organisation could have obtained net profits amounting to nearly EUR 2 million.

Source: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/illegal-waste-trafficking-how-to-make-eur-18-million-200-000-used-tyres