Raids bust melamine factories

Twenty two people were arrested after 800 Chinese police raided melamine factories in Hebei province.

According to The China Daily newspaper yesterday, Gao and others produced melamine in underground plants. The police seized a total of 222.5kg of melamine labelled “protein powder”, which was sold to breeding farms and to milk collection centres.

Nineteen of those detained are managers at dairy pastures, breeding farms and milk-buying stations, all in northern Hebei, the province surrounding Beijing.

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