The action was carried out by the Industries Brigade of the Southern Regional Unit – Évora Operational Unit and prevented this half ton of meat unfit for consumption from entering the commercial circuit.

This action resulted in “the initiation of criminal proceedings for the commission of crimes of abnormally damaged foodstuffs and clandestine slaughter, as well as the arrest in flagrante delicto of the suspect of committing the crimes”, reads in the ASAE communiqué.

The foodstuffs were classified as “abnormally damaged” with a lack of requirements and sent for destruction.