Fake purebred gang busted

Horses were slaughtered to make false insurance claims

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Officers found that one of the horses, which had been allegedly put to sleep in a slaughterhouse in Zaragoza, was being kept in a stable near Sevilla

By Nuria Perez

A CRUEL gang dealing in what were supposed to be purebred horses has been busted by the Guardia Civil. They scammed insurance companies by having the horses killed in fake road accidents or due to bogus illnesses.

A total of 24 people are facing charges and another four were arrested in nine Spanish provinces.

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