Spain Dismantles Criminal Network Smuggling Electronic Waste To West Africa



Authorities in Spain announced the dismantlement of an organization that had shipped over 5,000 tons of hazardous electronic waste from the Canary Islands to several African countries.

Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritania, and Ghana are among the countries mentioned.

According to the Spanish Customs and Civil Guard, the “criminal organization that managed to send from the island of Gran Canaria to Africa more than 5,000 tons of hazardous waste of electronic devices over the last two years would have earned more than one and a half million euros” in profit.



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