BEIJING — An official with the Chinese government today announced the arrests of 989 people in connection with the recent tainted-pork
The arrests came after police busted a criminal ring
involved in the manufacture and sale of clenbuterol, an illegal drug that is
used as an additive in pig feed to help make pork meat leaner, but is poisonous
The clenbuterol-tainted pork scandal, which came to light in
March, has heightened consumer concern across the country, forcing authorities
to come down hard on violators, the article stated.
the latest crackdown, police seized 2.75 tons of clenbuterol and closed six
illegal laboratories, 12 production lines, 19 processing and storage sites and
32 “underground” factories.