Arrests made in horsemeat scandal

Last updated 08:34 15/02/2013

Related Links

No guarantees NZ free of horsemeat scandal

Relevant offers

National business

Fisher & Paykel fined over Australian warranty claims Gull entices buyers with petrol for $1.65 a litre Kiwi gin aiming to make splash in US Trades training at all-time high Less gassy cows could soon be on farms Landline phone bill hike hurts elderly Dairy farming forum inspires green ambitions McDonald's aims for better beef in burgers SMEs vulnerable to hack attacks Ask the Experts: Be well prepared when bringing in staff

British police say three men have been arrested by officers investigating the burgeoning horsemeat scandal in Europe.

Police in Wales said the arrests on suspicion of fraud offences occurred at two plants that were inspected earlier this week by the UK's Food Standards Agency.

Police said two men - ages 64 and 42 - were arrested at Farmbox Meats near Aberystwyth, in Wales, while a 63-year-old man was arrested at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

The Food Standards Agency had "detained" all meat on the premises and seized paperwork and customer lists from the two plants.

Pan-European police agency Europol is coordinating a continent-wide fraud investigation amid allegations of an international criminal conspiracy to substitute horse for more expensive beef.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content