After two months of investigation, the services in Poland have detected a record number of 92,000 kilos of illegal plant protection substances, which is three times more than a year earlier.
The investigation was the third common operation of Polish services with Europol and the fourth general European operation, in which services from 28 EU countries, Ukraine, and 34 companies took part.
As of 550,000 kilos of illegal plant protection substances within three thousand controls, over 92,000 kilos of illegal plant protection substances were found in Poland, of which 86 tons were detained at the border of the country.
One can assume that the greater number of illegal plant protection products entering the Polish and European markets is related to the withdrawal of further active substances and the reduction of the availability of registered, legitimate plant protection products.
Source: Newspaper Rolnictwo / www.agroberichtenbuitenland.nl