OPERATION SILVER AXE VI

17 Jun: PESTICIDES WORTH UP TO € 80 MILLION IN CRIMINAL PROFITS SEIZED DURING OPERATION SILVER AXE VI

(Source: Europol)

1 203 tonnes of illegal pesticides were taken off the market

Between 13 January and 25 April 2021, Europol coordinated the sixth edition of operation Silver Axe targeting the trade in counterfeit and illegal pesticides. The joint action involved law enforcement authorities from 35 countries (all 27 EU Member States and 8 third party countries). The global operation was supported by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the European Commission’s DG SANTE, the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) and CropLife Europe. 

During the operation, law enforcement authorities targeted the sale of counterfeits, …