It has taken the authorities four years to track down the culprits, but it sounds as if the investigation was thorough.
The details of the charge are that between 1 January 2012 and 31 October 2012, Ostler-Beech, Nielsen and Sideras conspired together, and with others, to defraud purchasers of goods that contained, wholly or in part, a mixture of beef and horsemeat, by dishonestly arranging for beef and horsemeat to be combined for sale as beef.
The charges follow an international criminal investigation that saw the City of London police, which is the National Policing Lead for Fraud, work with law enforcement agencies from across the UK and Europe.
I remember the horsemeat scandal. It seem to extend over most of western Europe. Are the guys arrested in the UK the only culprits in that country? Have there been previous arrests?