Agence France-PresseMay 23, 2013 07:16
Dutch meat wholesaler Willy Selten was arrested on Thursday for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, the public prosecutor said.
The prosecutor's office said that Dutch food safety authority NVWA arrested the man, whom media identified as Selten, allegedly a key player in Europe's horsemeat scandal, as part of "a criminal investigation into labelling horsemeat as beef."
"The director and the interim director have been arrested," a statement said. "They are suspected of false accounting and fraud."