In January of this year, the Madrid Provincial Court convicted a former company owner to a six-month prison sentence, a fine and prohibited their involvement in any commercial activities related to refrigeration or air-conditioning for a period of six years. The person had offered a refrigerant cylinder containing 60kg of R22 for sale on the internet.
UNEP has now revealed that Spanish police were involved in a similar incident which came to court last month in Alicante. This time the Alicante Provincial Court sentenced the seller of a 12kg cylinder of R22 to a three-month prison sentence, a fine of more than €1000 and prohibited their involvement in any commercial activities related to refrigeration or air conditioning for a period of three years.
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