Illegal Pork Syndicate Gets The Chop

Chinese police have broken up an illegal syndicate in the Chinese city of Guangzhou that was selling pork from diseased pigs processed with a highly toxic pesticide, according to local newspaper, Epoch Times.

It has been reported that the operation introduced several tonnes of tainted pork into the market every day for a year and a half. Some of the pork came from pigs that had apparently died of foot and mouth disease and ear disease, according to Chinese officials.

The group were buying a diseased pig at 50 to 200 yuan (US$7- 29), and selling for 1600 to 2500 yuan ($234-366) after processing. Most of the spoiled pork was sold to small restaurants, street vendors, canteens or even meat packaging factories.