Businessmen jailed over Halal meat fraud

Businessmen jailed over Halal meat fraud

Two Peterborough businessmen who cooked up a lucrative scheme to sell 160 tonnes of cheap turkey as halal lamb have been jailed
for five years.

Mahmudur Rohman, 46, of Rothbart Way, Peterborough and Kamal Rahman, 54, of Derby Drive, Peterborough, sold over 100 tonnes of turkey mince they claimed was halal lamb to butchers and restaurants. The 21 month-deception was uncovered by Leicester City Council’s trading standards.

Along with the jail sentence, they were both disqualified from being company directors for four years.

Dutch Bangla Direct Ltd were accused of selling over 100 tonnes of the low-cost white meat to takeaways and shops. The court heard the con-trick netted the now defunct meat wholesaler company a whopping £250,000 in profit.

full story : Peterborough Telegraph