31 Mar 2016

Monkey meat, fake alcohol in worldwide crackdown

1:49 pm on 31 March 2016

More than 10,000 tonnes of illicit food and drink, including monkey meat, have been seized as part of the biggest-ever global crackdown on such goods.

The three-month operation involved police forces in 57 countries.

European police agency Europol said the raids had uncovered enough fake alcohol to fill 12,000 baths.

Italian officers found 85 tonnes of olives painted with copper sulphate to enhance their green colour.