Somalia’s illegal charcoal trade

Charcoal trade has raised huge sums for Somalia’s terror group, al Shabaab.

Somalia to Involve EU Naval Forces, Interpol and Amisom to Curb Illegal Charcoal Trade

Somalia government on Saturday issued a stern warning to local dealers and Middle Eastern countries involved in the illegal charcoal trade.

“We warn Somali businessmen living in Somalia or abroad that are engaged in this illegal activity to cease such activity or face criminal charges as per the Somali Penal Code. The Office of the Attorney is engaging international law enforcement institutions including Afripol and Interpol and other countries through mutual legal assistance to enforce the investigation and enforcement of such alleged criminal activities” a statement issued by the FGS said.

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Source: allafrica.com

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