The police service of the EU Europol Sunday, July 16, detained 66 people under investigation, including "meat scandal", namely, to supply the retail network of the countries of the European Union horse meat under the guise of beef.

Manipulation of horsemeat masquerading as beef, were first identified in Ireland in 2013. The first traces taken on the firm in Spain and Portugal, forged documentation, sent to the consumption of horse meat in food in Belgium is a big exporter of meat. As part of the investigation in Spain were arrested 65 people, and the main suspect, a Dutch citizen in Belgium.

All the detainees are accused of animal cruelty, forgery, obstruction of justice, harming the health of others, money laundering and participation in a criminal group, the statement said Europol.