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A new crackdown on worldwide crime has netted 1.5 million tons … of trash, says a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
According to officials, a recent worldwide enforcement effort was conducted to target the illegal shipment and disposal of wastes.
Electronics waste, plastics waste, medical wastes, construction wastes and more.
The 30-day campaign involved police, customs, border and environmental agencies from 43 nations.
Spokesman Joseph Poux, chairman of the international Pollution Crime Working Group and deputy chief in the U.S. Department of Justice, said the campaign “shows what can be accomplished when countries work together to detect, disrupt and deter pollution crime.”
The working group is part of INTERPOL, which explained: “Waste crime is a worldwide concern: of the 275 million tons of plastic waste generated in 2010, up to 12.7 million tons were illegally dumped into the ocean; while in 2014, only 10-40 per cent ofpost was originally published on this site