During a three month period in 2013, Chinese police arrested 904 people for “meat-related offenses . The individuals were arrested for passing of counterfeit meats as legitimate meat. One gang that was arrested make over $1 Million selling rat, fox and mink meat as mutton.
Between January and May 2013, authorities in China seized 20,000 tonnes of illegal and counterfeit foods and investigated 382 cases of meat-related crimes. Most of the cases involved the sale of toxic, diseased and counterfeit meats.
Source: Jonathan Kaiman, “China arrests 900 in fake meat scandal,” Guardian, May 3, 2013.