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Share16 December 2019Ovile of the horrors in Raffadali (Agrigento). To find out the carabinieri, together with the soldiers of the Nature Crime Center and the Labor Inspectorate, during a raid on a small building in the Butermini district, also used as a dairy: dead mice found near caciottas, ricottas and other dairy products made without any authorization; other rodents, on the other hand, ran about among the sheep that had been illegally butchered and abandoned near the cheeses ready for sale.
A non-existent dairy, even on paper, with non-traceable products, packaged without any health protection. Also found drugs for veterinary use held illegally. The military seized over 300 kilos of food in poor condition, mainly cheese and meat. High administrative fines of 65,000 euros. For the owner of the 'dairy', a 59-year-old from Raffadali already known to the police, handcuffs were triggered for fraud on the market and counterfeit foodstuffs.
The carabinieri accompanied him to prison in Agrigento, where he will be heard by the judges for the validation hearing. The prosecutor's office ordered the immediate withdrawal of dairy products sold in the commercial businesses of Agrigento and its province. The carabinieri set out on the trail of the courier transporting the products to some shops in the province. The result was the further seizure of 100 kilos of cheese. The seizure was triggered on the entire sheepfold.