22 Arrested in China on Melamine Charges
22 people have been arrested in north China's Habei Province for their involvement in the melamine milk scandal which has plagued countries worldwide. The individuals are suspected as being involved in the making, selling and/or use of melamine for milk products.
Among the detained, 19 people were managers of 17 pastures, breeding farms and milk purchasing stations. The local procuratorate has issued arrest warrants for 13 of them, according to the investigation panel of the Sanlu Group tainted milk case.
More than 800 police staff conducted raids on 41 pastures, farms and milk purchasing stations in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei's capital, and seized 222.5 kg of melamine.
According to police investigation, melamine was produced in underground plants and then sold to breeding farms and purchasing stations.