Today, the court in Amsterdam sentenced Trafigura Beheer BV to a 1 million euro fine for exporting harmful waste to Ivory Coast and for delivering the health-endangering goods in Amsterdam while concealing their harmful nature. A Trafigura employee and the captain of the toxic waste vessel, the Probo Koala, were also sentenced.

On 16 September 2009, Liesbeth Zegveld and Michiel Pestman filed a complaint with the Court of Appeal in The Hague on behalf of Greenpeace on account of the failure to prosecute the criminal offences committed by Trafigura in Ivory Coast.


  • Read the judgement by the court in Amsterdam
  • Find out more on the website of Greenpeace
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