19 January 2001
French police raid BSE ministries

By FWi staff

FRENCH police have searched the headquarters of the customs service searching for evidence of a cover-up of the risks to humans from BSE.

This follows raids on the ministries of health, agriculture and finance in which papers detailing what to tell people about BSE were removed.

These were part of an inquiry into whether officials caused “death or injury or the deliberate placing in danger of the life of others.”