"The criminal organisation forged the animals' identification by modifying theirs microchips and documentation".
The arrests were made throughout Spain in an operation in conjunction with crime-fighting organisation Europol and developed in coordination with several European Union countries including Britain and Belgium following the 2013 food scare.
Of the 66 people arrested, 65 were arrested by Spanish police with the other person being arrested in Belgium.
He was first sought in connection with a scandal in the Republic of Ireland in 2013, when horsemeat was found in beef burgers, but his whereabouts were unknown at that time.
Europol says a further 65 suspects were arrested in Spain and are facing charges for a series of crimes, including animal abuse, crimes against public health, perverting the course of justice, document forgery, being a part of a criminal organization and money laundering. The gang is accused of taking old or unwell horses and slaughtering them for their meat, then selling it on as prime beef.
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The suspected leader of the group, a Dutch national, was arrested in Belgium, it added. "From there he led the activities of the organisation, putting his most trusted men in charge in every country affected by the scam". They blocked or seized bank accounts and properties, and confiscated five luxury cars.
Spain's Guardia Civil (police) began Operation Gazel a year ago after detecting unusual behaviour in horsemeat markets.
The Europe-wide investigation eventually led the Guardia Civil to the Dutch businessman, who is said to be "known in the horsemeat world".
In the summer of 2016, an operation was uncovered by Spanish authorities who noticed that horses in bad shape, too old or simply labelled as "not suitable for consumption" were being slaughtered in two different slaughterhouses.
Because of the worldwide nature of this case, Guardia Civil asked Europol for its support in the operation.
Samples of horse meat taken during the investigation concluded that the horse meat was destined for markets outside of Spain.
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