China Detains 6 More People in Milk Scandal

Six more people have been arrested for contaminating milk products in China, bringing the total to 32. From AP:

The suspects were detained in Hohhot in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region and accused of mixing melamine into raw milk, a city spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman, who refused to give her name as is common with Chinese bureaucrats, said the six were being interrogated. She declined to say when the detentions took place or give other details.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the detentions followed an investigation into two major Chinese milk companies based in Inner Mongolia. The move brings the number of people being held in connection with the tainting scandal to 32.

[…] In Hong Kong, officials said Sunday they found melamine in samples of two chocolate products made by Cadbury at its Beijing factory that are among 11 Chinese-made products already recalled by the company in parts of Asia and the Pacific.

October 5, 2008 9:12 PM
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