The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) was informed this week that the Brazilian office of Interpol issued a "Purple Notice" with respect to the investigation of frauds against companies exporting and importing poultry and pork from Brazil.
The Purple Notice is a mechanism of cooperation between the police organizations that make up Interpol. In the case of the issued warning, the Purple Notice requests or provides information on the modus operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.
The alert was issued to the international police organization units located in 190 countries, who will have access to all information of the investigation process through the systems or the Interpol offices in each country.
The ABPA has reported more than 700 cases to Interpol, that have to do with cloning of e-mails from websites of exporting companies, sales slips that did not happen, counterfeit labels of products not produced in Brazil and use of false SIF (Federal Inspection Seal) seals, among others.
“(The) ABPA and companies are constantly alerting international customers about the risks of fraud. It is a problem that affects both Brazil and the importing country. The report about the investigation makes it global, expanding monitoring and making the process even more effective,” says Francisco Turra, CEO of ABPA.