Tonnes of rotten food siezed in Paris' Chinatown

22nd October 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Oct 22 (AFP) - French police investigating illegal Chinese immigration have uncovered more than 20 tonnes of unfit food destined for sale in Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in Paris, officials announced Friday.

PARIS, Oct 22 (AFP) - French police investigating illegal Chinese immigration have uncovered more than 20 tonnes of unfit food destined for sale in Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in Paris, officials announced Friday.

Some 3.5 tonnes of spoiled fish was found at a supermarket in a Chinese neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement on Tuesday, and a further 20 tonnes - mainly fish and ravioli - found in a warehouse in the suburbs the following day.

Police said 10 or more illegal immigrants were lodged in degrading conditions in an apartment next to the supermarket, and were employed making pasta dishes for distribution around the capital.

Seven people are in detention, including two men believed to run the operation.

© AFP

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