The trash contained tires, mattresses, toys and small electrical items. It was confiscated from an exporter at the Salerno port Friday, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.
Industrialized countries in recent years have been dumping trash in West Africa, ANSA said. The garbage dumped there is often toxic and electronic waste.
Officials said the trash seized Friday was not considered hazardous.
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