The big coal switch
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟰 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Coal - it's a commodity in high demand - locally and globally. Power stations need it, export markets want it, and criminals are after their slice of the action. The black market for coal is thriving, and a devious new trend is hitting the industry. Syndicates are paying willing transport company drivers to replace their loads of high-grade coal with a lower grade product. The driver pockets a cut of the profits, while the criminals sell the loads of coal back to the legitimate market at a premium. It’s called coal switching and Carte Blanche has the inside edge on how it’s done, and who’s pocketing the lion’s share.
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