At long last and congratulation to the Spanish-led police which managed to discover the boss behind the criminal horse meat racket.
Police in Spain arrested 65 people for crimes which covers animal abuse, forgery, money laundering and racketeering.
Horses in Portugal and Spain were the meat was declared as unfit for human consumption; documents and microchips were changed and the meat was classified as edible.
The original scandal was first discovered in the Republic of Ireland in 2013 but the top man of the operation was not to be found. The horse meat was used instead of beef and labelled as beef.
The police discovered a Dutch ‘businessman’ in Belgium is in control of the illegal trade.
The Spanish Police worked with their colleagues in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the UK.
The Dutchman, not named yet, controlled the crime ring from Calpe in Alicante through his most close men operating in every country according to the Europol.
At the discovery, police raided slaughterhouses in Alicante and Leon, blocking or seizing bank accounts and confiscated properties and luxurious cars.
Further charges had been added of perverting the course of justice and committing crimes against public health.