Customs control at the Amazon distribution center in Bad Oldesloe. About 200 officers took part in the action

Just a few weeks ago, Amazon’s distribution center in Bad Oldesloe came under the spotlight of customs. On Tuesday, another inspection took place. This time it was about the salaries of the couriers. Vehicles belonging to the federal police were parked in large numbers in the parking lot of the distribution center.

About 200 officers from Lübeck, Kiel, Itzehoe and Hamburg took part in yesterday’s operation, which lasted from ten o’clock in the morning. As the spokeswoman reported, their task was to support the Main Customs Office in Kiel. According to the Lübecker Zeitung, the case involves about 500 couriers, both male and female.

Amazon ready to cooperate with customs

A spokesperson for the online retailer assured that the company is ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities to clarify the matter. “Our partners are committed to complying with applicable laws and Amazon’s supplier code of conduct,” he added.

Three weeks ago, Customs conducted an inspection among warehouse workers at the distribution center who work there for subcontractors. Of the 160 workers checked, 19 did not have valid documents or work permits. As a result of these interviews, additional information was obtained that led to another inspection. This time the question is whether the drivers are paid the minimum wage.


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