18 people were sentenced for trafficking eggs
- Submitted by: Camila
- 03 / 21 / 2015
This Friday were announced the sentences of 5 to 15 years' imprisonment imposed on 18 officials and workers involved in the diversion to the black market of over eight million eggs.
The employees of the Business Unit Base Collection and Distribution of eggs Havana and the Provincial Company of Commerce in Havana, were charged with embezzlement, misappropriation and falsification of bank documents and trade, said Friday the official newspaper Granma.
The police investigation began in October 2012, after an audit found serious irregularities in the distribution and marketing of eggs. The research found errors in accounting, breach of leaders, technicians and drivers, violations of the routes, counterfeit bills and damages amounting to 8,907,562 pesos.
The case was reported in official media on March 13, more than five months after the defendants were tried in a long article entitled "The twisted paths of control".
Among other details, it emerged that 34 drivers breaching the distribution routes of eggs released and some alter the data contained in the bills, stating subtracted as "scrambled eggs". Only 11 drivers were tried.
"The driver Valery Caballero Moreda, selling on the black market of 1,209,600 eggs, contained in 53 bills, caused an upward monetary involvement to 1,814,400 pesos. Meanwhile, the driver Juan Perdomo Eliecer caused a shortfall of 839,700 pesos due to the illegal distribution of 559 800 eggs, corresponding to 29 bills, "the official newspaper Granma.
The accountant Margarita del Carmen Quintana admitted he never oversaw the stores, or shrinkage, nor the final destination of the product. He said that as payment, "received two boxes of eggs a week." Each contains eight cartons of 30 units, for a total of 480, "which traded illegally."
The egg cartons sold on the black market at a price of between 35 and 40 pesos.
Source: Martí Noticias