‘Not suitable for consumption’: Spanish police rein in illegal horse meat traders

‘Some 65 people have been charged in connection with peddling horse meat unfit for human consumption, according to the European police agency Europol.

Investigators looking into “unusual behavior” in horse meat markets are said to have uncovered an operation run by an organized crime syndicate in Spain in which old and neglected horses were slaughtered and sold as meat abroad.

As part of Operation Gazel by Spain’s Guardia Civil, two slaughterhouses were found to be producing horse meat “not suitable for consumption”.’

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