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Mackerel/Herring Heist!

May 20, 2012

Everybody wants to outwit the Euro quota people, right? Especially one Scots fisherperson who caught and processed "tens of millions" of pounds of illegal fish.

"Ian Buchan, 55, from Peterhead, was given the £1m confiscation order after he admitted illegally landing and then selling nearly £4.5m worth of mackerel in a highly sophisticated "black landing" scam to evade European fishing quotas.

The confiscation order, made at the high court in Edinburgh on Friday under legislation introduced to combat organised crime, is one of the largest ever made against an individual by the Scottish courts."

Via The Guardian 

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