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Three nabbed for adding maggots to supermarket meat
August 16, 2007 / 1:22 PM / 10 years ago

Three nabbed for adding maggots to supermarket meat

<p>A shopper looks over the selection of meat in a grocery store in this December 24, 2003 photo. Three young men in the northern Dutch town of Damwoude were charged with damaging property after adding maggots to supermarket meat that was later sold to a customer, police said on Thursday. REUTERS/ Frank Polich</p>

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Three young men in the northern Dutch town of Damwoude were charged with damaging property after adding maggots to supermarket meat that was later sold to a customer, police said Thursday.

The shopkeeper found 40 maggots after the customer complained, and identified the men, aged between 18 and 21, on a surveillance tape as they put the insect larvae into packaged meat.

Only one package of the maggot-infested meat was sold, a police spokeswoman said.

The suspects told the police that they had played a prank with bait left over from fishing. The rest of the meat in the store was destroyed.

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