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Business fined €2,000 for irregularities in recycling electronic equipment

Authorities fined a business €2,000 over irregularities during checks on companies recycling electronic equipment and discovered that another was illegally employing third country nationals, police said on Friday.

During the operation, aimed at stamping out environmental crime and the illegal trade of recycled electrical and electronic equipment, four car waste and metal recycling facilities were inspected in Limassol.

During the checks, irregularities were discovered in the processing of copper waste and burning of cables. The business was fined by the environment department with €2,000.

Another business did not have permit for the management of computer waste.

Authorities also discovered that one of the businesses was illegally employing three third country nationals. The three individuals and their employer are being investigated for offence relating with illegal employment.

The checks on businesses recycling and processing electric and electronic waste were part of the EU’s policy cycle Empact and Europol’s joint action days for tackling organised, cross-border crime.

The checks were a joint operation of police officers from various departments and officials of the migration service and the environment department.

 

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