Police in southwest China’s Yunnan Province have destroyed more than 670 tons of smuggled frozen meat, some of which was several years old.
21 trucks of the so-called “zombie” meat, mainly including pork, beef and chicken wings, were confiscated in a region bordering Vietnam on Tuesday.
They were burned one day later in a refuse processing plant in Hekou county, also in the same area.
The smuggled out-of-date frozen meat first came under scrutiny about a month ago, when China’s customs announced it had confiscated frozen meat worth over 3 billion yuan in a nationwide campaign.
The illegal meat was reportedly smuggled into China via Hong Kong and Vietnam, some from as far as Brazil, Finland and the U.S.