The Coordinator of Farmers and Livestock Organizations (COAG) denounced that there were control problems at the border inspection post of the port of Motril. In addition to requesting more information about the fruits and vegetables that are imported from third countries, such as Morocco, and that enter Spain through this port, the COAG has asked for greater control over the maximum quantities that can be brought from these states.
The provincial secretary of COAG in Granada, Miguel Monferrer, said that Motril was the first sport they were protesting against but that they would protests against other ports in the coming weeks. It's their way of continuing to demand a change of an unfair situation that they claim is damaging the sector.
Monferrer said that there was a lack of effective controls and that they needed more inspectors to make a correct analysis of the fruits and vegetables that reach the Spanish ports. He also spoke about the fraudulent labeling of products that arrive from Morocco and that are then sold as if they were from another source.
Monferrer acknowledged that the complaints of fraudulent labeling were difficult to prove but said that the COAG secretary-general would remain vigilant of all the companies, both marketers and large stores, they suspect incur in this fraudulent practice.
The head of the COAG in the province said that this was a continuation of the protests that the sector started a couple of weeks ago and made it clear that they would continue to demand solutions.
Andres Gongora, the provincial secretary of COAG Almeria, Antonio Rodríguez, the provincial secretary of COAG Malaga, and Eduardo Lopez, the secretary of Organization of COAG Andalucia, will also be protesting in the port of Motril.