The Civil Guard dismantles a criminal group dedicated to the illegal transfer of more than 2,500,000 kg of hazardous waste from Tenerife to Africa
34 people have been investigated, who are accused of a continuous crime of illegal transfer of hazardous waste and another of falsification of documents
Waste from electrical or electronic equipment (WEEE) contains dangerous substances that cause serious pollution to the environment and their handling is extremely dangerous for human health.
The economic valuation is estimated at 846,000 Euros
The Nature Protection Service Team of the Commandery of the Civil Guard of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (SEPRONA) with the support of agents of the Civil Guard of the Central Operational Environmental Unit (UCOMA) of the SEPRONA Headquarters in Madrid, and in collaboration with Europol, in the framework of the BASEL-TF Police Operation, it has carried out the arrest and investigation of 34 people on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria for a continuous crime of illegal transfer of large quantities of hazardous waste to various countries of the African continent in breach of the community and national regulations that regulate it. Furthermore, in order to carry out this illegal shipment of waste, they also committed a crime of falsifying documents.