UK: Banana smuggling blamed for drop in Fyffes profits
A smuggling operation has been blamed as the factor behind poor pre-tax profits at Irish-based banana trader, Fyffes . The banana-smuggling racket with links to the Mafia was behind a 90% drop in pre-tax profits in the 14 months to 31 December from €83.9m (US$76.2m) to €7.5m, said chief executive Carl McCann
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