Investigation finds stolen alcohol and Nutella

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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A trailer load of Nutella was one of the items seized by police
A trailer load of Nutella was one of the items seized by police

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Police in Canada have uncovered alcohol and Nutella during an investigation into an organised crime gang.

York Regional Police, with the Toronto Police Service and Peel Regional Police, found CA$1.4m of stolen cargo including alcohol, car parts and a trailer load of Nutella.

The operation dubbed Project Cyclone began in 2015 into an organized group with ties to criminal activity including vehicle thefts.

It resulted in 137 charges against 23 people.

Meanwhile, Halton Borough Council Trading Standards has launched a hotline (+44 151 511 8787) for residents with information on the sale of counterfeit or illicit tobacco or alcohol in the borough in North West England.

Counterfeit alcohol usually contains industrial grade alcohol (used in car screen wash) containing high levels of methanol or i-propanol - which can lead to blindness and an induced coma.

Cllr Dave Cargill, Halton Borough Council's executive board member for Trading Standards, said: “Counterfeit and illicit tobacco and alcohol cause untold suffering to Halton residents across the Borough.

"Sellers of these products are only interested in making easy money for themselves and they don’t care about the risks they are putting others at.”

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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