Friday, May 3, 2013
Rat Meat Ring Arrested in China
In three months Chinese authorities arrested 904 individuals and confiscated more than 21,000 metric tons of products that are into "meat-related" offenses, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It also revealed that RAT yes rat meat, fox, and mink meat are being sold as mutton.
The busted crime ring was operating in Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu province. Wei, one of the suspect made more than $1 million in over 4 years of selling fox, mink, and rat meat. He adds gelatin and other additives and sell it as mutton at farmers markets in Jiangsu province and Shanghai. Wei's warehouse was raided last February that led to the arrest of 63 people and seized 10 tonnes of illegal meat and additives.
Food safety has been a chronic problem in China and the public are anxious over cases of fake and toxic food.