Thursday, January 01, 2009

Chinese Honey Scam Targets Australia

Stung by Honey-Launder Scam
Weekly Times Now (Australia), 1/1/2009

Australia has been caught up in an international "honey laundering" scam in which Chinese honey is disguised and sold as the product of another country.

The illegal scheme follows the collapse of bee colonies in the US and Europe, creating a shortage of honey and the bees necessary to pollinate crops, The Times and The Australian report

In the scam, drums of honey are shipped from China, usually to a distributor outside the country, who then repackages and re-exports it. In one case, drums of Chinese honey were marked "Polish Light Amber Honey"…

No comments: