DISEASED MEAT SOLD TO GHANAIANS IN UK
....meat was not fit to be eaten by a
BANNED British farmer Julian Jones is today
exposed as the mastermind behind a multi- million-pound
trade in infected meat. He organises the distribution of
disease-ridden sheep across Britain after their barbaric
slaughter. He dealt mainly with immigrants from Ghana and
Jones, 40, fled Wales for Scotland three
years ago after being banned for life from keeping animals.
Last week, we found him on an isolated
steading surrounded by a dozen Highland cattle, cows, sheep,
goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, five horses and numerous
He is involved in the illegal distribution
of "smokies" - a meat delicacy sold by gangs to
West African communities in England.
Environmental health officers have already
raided his home three miles from Cullen, Morayshire.
A number of carcasses were seized and a
report is being sent to the procurator fiscal.
Old, diseased and scraggy sheep are killed
in illegal slaughterhouses in the Scottish countryside to
make smokies for the gangs behind the trade.
Animals aren't even properly stunned or
Their fleece is removed and their skins
blasted with blowtorches to create a burnt appearance and
to disguise the foul, rotting meat.
Profits are high for the gangs - up to
£15,000 for a small vanload and between £100
and £150 per carcass. By the time the meat hits the
table, its value has trebled
Smokies are eaten at religious and holiday
festivals by immigrants from Nigeria and Ghana.
What they don't know is that the charred
meat is ofen infected with E.coli, salmonella and other
life- threatening diseases.
Environmental health officer Dr Yunes Teinaz,
40, who has had a £10,000 bounty put on his head by
the gangs, warned: "If this trade is not stamped out,
it will destroy the good name of Scottish lamb and confidence
in your meat industry.
"I've seen smokies that aren't fit
to be eaten by a dog."
Dr Teinaz, who studied in Dundee and is
based at Haringey Council in London, said: "The price
on my head makes me even more determined to fight these
"This is a dangerous trade with big
money at stake. I've seized many carcasses contaminated
by faeces, brain and spinal matter, as well as a variety
of potentially- fatal bacteria.
"Some have also been covered in cysts and riddled with
"Police and local authorities in Scotland should make
themselves aware of the smokie trade before it takes an
even bigger hold."
Jones has been transporting tons of meat for years, first
in Wales and now in Scotland.
Two years ago, he was stopped on the A9 Perth-Inverness
road and 250 smokie carcasses were discovered.
He's due to stand trial in England next month on a number
Trade insiders say desperate farmers are easy targets for
the gangs. With legitimate prices low, they are snapping
up offers of £20- £30 for each sheep killed
Jones was banned for life from keeping animals after a sickening
cruelty case at his farm in west Wales in 1999.
Investigators found 31 dogs roaming his
farm at Bangor Teifi, Llandysul. They were feeding off maggot-
infested carcasses of cows, calves, sheep and pigs.
As well as the lifetime ban, Jones was
put on probation for two years.
Last week, he was reluctant to talk about
his new venture.
When confronted, he would only say through
a broken window: "No comment. Leave me alone. I've
had a lot of hassle over this."
Source: Sunday Mail