Dutch officials head for Jamaica in Trafigura bribery case

Public prosecution department officials are travelling to Jamaica to question witnesses in a bribery case involving oil trader Trafigura, the Volkskrant reports on Tuesday.

The trip is part of a probe into a controversial donation from the Netherlands-registered oil firm Trafigura to a Jamaican political party four years ago.
The scandal over the payment of almost $500,000 to the then-governing People’s National Party led to the resignation of a cabinet minister.
Trafigura, which says it has done nothing wrong, has had a contract with the state-owned Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica to handle its shipment and sale of crude oil on the world markets for more than a decade.
Last July Trafigura was fined €1m for illegally exporting toxic waste to Ivory Coast by Amsterdam district court.
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