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Scam which saw horse meat served up as beef burgers in Britain is busted as 65 are arrested in Europe-wide operation
A scam which saw horse meat served up as beef burgers in Britain has been busted after 65 people were arrested in a Europe-wide operation.
Police say the gang netted more than 20 million euros trading unfit horse meat across the continent.
Old, unfit or just unwanted horses were deliberately targeted in Portugal and the north of Spain and put down in two concrete slaughterhouses, police say.
The network was busted by the Spanish Civil Guard in conjunction with Europol in eight countries, including the UK, France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Published by: The Daily Mail, 19/7/2017