Sent on Wed, 05/05/2021 – 09:30
In the first case for the use of a counterfeit trademark and in the second for violation of safety regulations
The military of the Provincial Command of the Guardia di Finanza of Syracuse seized, in two municipalities of the province of Arezzo, about 70 tons of pellets bearing counterfeit brands as well as about 500 LPG cylinders that did not meet the safety requirements.
The activity – relating to the seizure of pellets – arises from a monitoring carried out by the Special Goods and Services Unit of the Guardia di Finanza of Rome on the various online biofuel sales platforms bearing the certification marks “ENplus” and “SGS Italia”.
The attention of the investigators, among the targets highlighted, also involved a Floridian company operating in the sector of biofuel production and distribution: the financiers of the local company, with the support of the specialists of the aforementioned Nucleus, seized about 70 tons of pellets unduly bearing the certification marks “ENplus” and “SGS Italia”.
In addition to the large quantity of pellets, partly already packaged in 15 kg bags, the military seized the entire production line in order to protect consumers who would have been misled into purchasing products of proven quality, ostentatious to the public through the improper affixing of certification marks.
The owner of the company was referred to the local judicial authority for the crimes of trade in products with counterfeit brand, sale of industrial products with false signs and fraud in the exercise of trade.
Further interventions to protect consumers were carried out in recent days by the Green Basques of the local Company: during the ordinary economic control services of the territory arranged by the Provincial Commander of Syracuse, the military seized about 500 cylinders of LPG for domestic use (the common cooking cylinders, for camping, etc.).
After a careful survey of the places, the financiers accessed two commercial activities operating in the municipality of Arezzo, finding and seizing about 4,000 kg of LPG, stored in containers of different sizes, given that the owners were respectively in possession of an authorization. expired and not renewed or an authorization for the possession of very limited quantities, precisely by virtue of the stringent safety requirements relating to the urban area.
At the end of the activities, the two Syracusan subjects were referred to the local Judicial Authority for the violation of the regulations in force regarding the safety of energy products.