Three arrested in horsemeat scandal

Last updated 08:03 15/02/2013

Relevant offers

World

Australian politician calls for crocodile shooting safaris after Kiwi expat was taken 30-year-old video shows killing gorilla may have been unnecessary Kidnapped Mexican football player Alan Pulido fights his way to freedom Australia insists alleged cyanide-coffee murderer will not face death penalty Kangaroo attacks cyclists in Australia, rupturing one woman's breast implants XXXX rolled: Western Australia police crush slabs of confiscated beer 60 Minutes sorry for botched kidnapping Baby elephant rescued from drain in Sri Lanka Giant alligator roams around Florida golf course Harmony of the Seas passengers furious at 'building site' cruise

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

Police in Wales said today’s arrests on suspicion of fraud offenses 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 Farmbox Meats near Aberystwyth, in Wales, while a 63-year-old man was arrested at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

The arrests come after Britain's food regulator said six horse carcasses that tested positive for an equine painkiller may have entered the human food chain in France and that horsemeat tainted with the medicine may have been sold to consumers "for some time".

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content