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Two men arrested after being found illegally slaughtering sheep for ‘smokies’

Two people involved in the illegal slaughter of sheep for the production of ‘smokies’ have been arrested.

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Two men arrested after being found illegally slaughtering sheep for 'smokies'

Pembrokeshire County Council made the arrests on Monday January 21 at an address in the Pembroke area, but has since released the pair on the back of pending ongoing enquiries.

 

About 15 sheep, including carcases, were found at the address.


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Dyfed-Powys Police rural crime team said the incident highlighted ‘the importance of community intelligence, communication and [our] vital relationships with [our] partner agencies and the exposure of such illegal practices’.

 

 

Smokies, a delicacy well-known in the West African ethnic community, are typically made through illegally slaughtering sheep and blow torching their skin, before processing, distributing and selling the meat illegally on the black market.

 

The spinal cord is often also not removed from the carcase prior to human consumption.

 

Production is illegal in the UK but is thought to be typically sold in urban areas with large ethnic communities.

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