International Trial and the Public Eye, both NGOS based in Switzerland, do not lose the piece. Last march, after a year of investigation, they revealed a “gigantic supermarket of the contraband” in a Libya at war since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011. And the confrontation of two enemy brothers : Faïez Sarraj, the head of the libyan government of national agreement, and the marshal dissident Khalifa Haftar, the head of the libyan national army. Based on groups of criminals and corrupt politicians, traders, westerners came to do their shopping, siphoning of the fuel oil in local refineries. If the Italian justice has been able to go back up to Maxcom Bunkers SA, a company based in Augusta (Sicily, several leaders of the smuggling are currently on trial in Italy), on the other hand, the company Kolmar Group AG, established in the canton of Zug, Switzerland-German, always escapes the radar.

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50 000 tonnes of diesel in Malta

may 21, 2020, International Trial has filed a criminal complaint for “complicity of looting” against Kolmar Group AG with the ministry of public Confederation (MPC). In a statement, the NGO said that the fuel was diverted to the tanks of libya with the complicity of an armed group, transhipped from fishing boats libyans to vessels chartered by two business men of malta in international waters, and then routed to Malta. Between 2014 and 2015, Kolmar Group AG, would have purchased more than 50 000 tonnes of diesel stored in the tanks of the maltese capital (while Maxcom Bunker ITS recovering, for its part, 82 000 tons).

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Don’t have to search for lice in the head

For International Trial, ” if a company buys raw materials stolen from a country in war knowledge of the facts, it can be recognized guilty of complicity in looting, a war crime both under the Rome statute of the international criminal Court that according to the swiss criminal law “. The NGO adds that she hopes that the public ministry of the Confederation ” will also be any light on this case.” Because, until now, swiss justice has never shown itself to be quite powerful vis-à-vis the trading companies. Knowing that nearly half of the oil extracted in the world and more than 60% of ores and metals and are traded in the Confederation, the priority is not to look for lice in the head, and to trim their tax benefits. No question of disturbing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

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4 % of the GDP of Switzerland

in the Face of the attractiveness of places in asian and London, Switzerland intends to primarily retain the multinational companies operating on its territory by providing them with ” framework conditions are attractive “. This sector represents 4% of the GDP of the country. In December 2018, while the federal Council (government) published a report on the trading of rare extreme poverty, recognizing that respect for human rights ” remains a challenge for the raw materials sector “, the NGO Public Eye had complained that the purchases of oil that the trading companies ” make billions in countries where corruption is endemic will always remain secret “. “Five years of inaction on the federal, headline Public Eye.

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The fund Duvalier and Mobutu

In April 2020, after the publication of the survey, Kolmar Group AG was founded in 1997 and 8 billion dollars of sales turnover) was keen to respond that it has ” never been involved in smuggling operations “. For its part, the public ministry of the Confederation confirms the receipt of the criminal complaint sent by International Trial, and that ” it will be reviewed in accordance with the usual procedure “.

It should be in spite of everything to stay patient. Investigations on the funds hidden in swiss banks by the former dictator Duvalier of Haiti, Mobutu of the former Zaire have never been implemented…

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