In an interview with Diario de Almería, Andrés Góngora, secretary of COAG's Almeria delegation, explained his situation after having been arrested for more than five hours by the Guardia Civil of El Ejido. He had been denounced for threats by a person from the Almeria-based company Intercontinental de Verduras, which on February 18 suffered damages and threats from farmers in the province of Almeria after being accused of re-labeling products from Morocco.
The provincial secretary of COAG says that he stands by what he said about this company, because "it works with products 100% grown in Morocco." In his opinion, the Council of Agriculture should determine "if the labeling is correct."
Andrés Góngora said that COAG has filed several complaints against the company, the first one at the start of the current fruit and vegetable campaign (2019-2020), as well as last year. "We don't know if it is one of the six companies warned by the Government of Andalusia for the re-labeling of products from Morocco," says Góngora.
Since the firm has its headquarters in El Ejido, Andrés Góngora believes that "consumers are bound to be misled if they buy the product and the labeling is not completely clear."
Góngora believes that he will be called to testify before the judge in El Ejido in the short term.