670 tons of “zombie” meat destroyed

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The smuggled out-of-date frozen meat first came under scrutiny about a month ago, when China’s customs announced it had confiscated frozen meat worth over 3 billion yuan in a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.

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