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WorldFarmer Jailed For 11 Months For Smuggling Thousands of Garlic Bulbs into Australia

02:25  12 september  2019
02:25  12 september  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Letitia Ware was sentenced to 11 months in prison for smuggling thousands of garlic bulbs into Australia . In Australia , garlic products are required to have an importation permit, a certificate declaring them free of pests and diseases, and are subjected to rigorous fumigation treatment upon

Thousands of garlic bulbs imported under the guise of 'office supplies' could have contained the single biggest threat to Australian biosecurity. A Tasmanian woman has been jailed for importing an “outstandingly dangerous” batch of garlic bulbs into Australia , marking them as “office supplies” in

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Farmer Jailed For 11 Months For Smuggling Thousands of Garlic Bulbs into Australia© Getty Images Letitia Ware was sentenced to 11 months in prison for smuggling thousands of garlic bulbs into Australia.

On Tuesday, Letetia Ware was sentenced to 11 months and fined $2,000 AUD ($1,370) for smuggling more than 2,000 garlic bulbs. She faced up to 10 years in prison and and fine of up to $300,000 AUD (about $247,000).

The stiff penalties come because garlic is a known carrier of Xylella fastidiosa, an infectious bacteria that's lethal to hundreds of plant species. According to the Invasive Species Specialist Group, it's killed citrus orchards in Brazil, devastated  vineyards and almond trees in California and destroyed olive groves worth billions of dollars in Italy.

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An Australian farmer has been jailed after illegally importing garlic bulbs which could have put the nation’s agricultural sector at risk. The types of garlic have the potential to carry Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium which could cause the ‘plant equivalent of foot-and-mouth disease’.

Farmer Jailed for Smuggling ‘Outstandingly Dangerous’ Batches of Garlic into Australia . Thousands of garlic bulbs imported under the guise of 'office supplies' could have contained the single biggest threat to Australian biosecurity.

While is not currently reported in Australia, the threat of xylella is considered the biggest threat to Australian biosecurity.

Ware, a farmer used several eBay accounts to import Romanian, French and Korean garlic varieties from Canada and the United States over an 18-month period. To avoid quarantine, she instructed suppliers to break up bulbs to less than 5.3 ounces. She also instructed them to mislabel the contents of packages as "office supplies," according to prosecutor Thomas Jones.

In Australia, garlic products are required to have an importation permit, a certificate declaring them free of pests and diseases, and are subjected to rigorous fumigation treatment upon arrival.

According to defense attorney Ian Arendt, Ware was driven to such extreme measures because her farm had not been profitable for several years and she was at risk of losing it. But Judge Gregory Geason told Ware her "conduct created risk to all agricultural activity" and that her sentence reflected the potential harm.

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Ware has since stepped down from her role as chair of the  (AGIA). In a statement on Facebook, AGIA said the remaining board members "were unaware of Letetia's illegal activities, whose actions contravene AGIA's objectives to support a thriving and healthy Australian garlic industry." The agency condemned "any behavior that jeopardizes biosecurity or the Australian agricultural industry."

The agricultural industry has also criticized Ware's smuggling operation.

"[Xylella fastidiosa] is the plant equivalent of foot-and-mouth disease for animals, it's horrendous," Jan Davis, former head of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "It's number one on the we-don't-want-it-here list."

The importation of illicit produce and agricultural products is a major issue for Australia, where invasive species can wreak havoc with island nation's environment. But it's not just fruit and vegetables people try to sneak in: In August, two farmers were jailed after trying to smuggle in pig semen into the country—risking introducing porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, also known as or blue-ear pig disease.

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