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Two vets nabbed after demanding 30,000-euro bribe from cattle farmer

Two vets are to stand trial in Thessaloniki after being accused by a cattle farmer that they asked for a 30,000-euro bribe in order to sign off the slaughter of his diseased herd.

The 42-year-old breeder had asked for certification that his cows had contracted tuberculosis and needed to be put down. He would have been compensated for the loss.

The farmer tipped off the police and an undercover operation was set up to catch the two vets in the act.

The two doctors were arrested after taking 12,000 euros in marked banknotes offered to them by the breeder.