An Online retailer has been fined £65,000 for breaching dangerous goods regulations.
At Southwark Crown Court on Friday 23 September, the company was sentenced for four counts ‘of causing dangerous goods to be delivered for carriage in an aircraft’, offences under the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 2002.
The four offences, covered a period from January 2014 to June 2015, and related to shipments destined for flights within and out of the UK. Dangerous goods found in shipments included lithium ion batteries and flammable aerosols. All the items were found and detained by Royal Mail and UPS screening staff, ahead of their intended departure.
The company was also ordered to pay CAA costs of £60,000.
Credit – www.caa.co.uk