The Tema Regional Police have arrested two persons who were caught re-labelling suspected expired milk at a hideout in Ashaiman. The suspects, a man and a nursing mother whose names are being withheld for security reasons, were re-labelling the milk with Ideal Milk wrappers. The Tema Regional Police Commander, ACP Augustine Gyening, who confirmed the arrest, said on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, the Police Buffalo Unit, while on its rounds, saw the two suspects re-labelling milk tins. He said upon interrogation, it came out that they were agents who had been contracted to do the re-labelling. ACP Gyening said although Nestle Ghana Limited had claimed ownership of the product, the police had not ascertained how it got out of Nestle's premises and why it was not branded because it was supposed to be factory reject and not for sale. He explained that the milk could have suffered some production defects in the production line and, therefore, was declared unfit for the market. ACP Gyening said the identity of the suspects was being withheld to enable the police to conduct thorough investigations into the incident to protect consumers against unwholesome products.
Source: Daily Graphic