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Horsemeat crime group 'dismantled'

17th Jul 2017 / By Alistair Driver

The Spanish police have made 65 arrests as part of a major operation they believe has ‘dismantled’ an organised crime group at the heart of the horsemeat scandal.

HorsemeatThose arrested have been charged with various crimes, including animal abuse, document forgery, perverting the course of justice, crimes against public health, money laundering and being part of a criminal organisation.

The operation was carried out by Spanish, in coordination Interpol and Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the UK. It dates back to the 2013 horesemeat scandal. 

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