Tuesday November 24, 2020

Horsemeat Scandal: Europol and Garda pursue 'money trail'

Irish food plant managers are being questioned this weekend by officers from the Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Gardai and Europol, writes Nicola Cooke.

17th February, 2013
A man enters the Greencore factory building in Bristol last week. Photo: Getty

Officers from the Department of Agriculture's special investigation unit are this weekend questioning management at three Irish food processors, and are feeding that information to the Garda Síochána and Europol, the European police body.

The officers are investigating paperwork at the plants of Silvercrest, Rangeland and QK Cold Stores in Naas - where processed beef imported from Poland has been found to contain horse DNA. They will "follow the money trail,"...

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