China arrests makers of fake vaccine for pig disease

BEIJING - Chinese police have arrested the producers of fake vaccines that caused an outbreak of the blue-ear pig disease in central Hubei Province, the ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday.
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A stock farm in Jiangling county of Hubei bought a batch of vaccine for the blue-ear pig disease in June through an illegal channel from Beijing, which resulted in an outbreak of the deadly pig epidemic, causing nearly one million yuan (133,690 $US) of loss, said a ministry spokesman.

Investigations showed that the vaccines were fake products without any production licence and that the company did not exist.

Beijing police have arrested a key suspect and smashed three workshops that made the fake vaccine.
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