In mid-October, the Italian Police in San Zeno, Brescia, made a series of arrests for the illegal trafficking of waste. In the latest case a Ghanaian man of no-fixed-abode was stopped whilst touring the streets of San Zeno Naviglio looking for custom.
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Inside his van the Police found six tonnes of used tyres. It is believed that the tyres had been scavenged from landfills or taken from local workshops. Some of the tyres were still suitable for use, but most were only suitable for recycling and should have been disposed of through the proper channels.
The authorities seized the vehicle from the operator. This was the latest in a series of such actions by the Police investigating waste crimes in Italy.