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Officer faces the chop after lamb cut seizure

A 53-year-old policeman stationed at the force’s Attica headquarters became the focus of an investigation on Saturday after being stopped outside the central town of Karditsa with a truck full of lamb and other goods lacking the necessary trade invoices and quality certificates. Police who stopped the truck for a routine inspection said they found several plastic bags containing cuts from 24 lambs as well as dozens of eggs and pots of olive oil, probably destined for sale to locals seeking last-minute bargains for Sunday’s traditional Easter feast. None of the products carried quality certificates issued by veterinarians nor documents required for the trade and transport of goods, according to police who also arrested the 59-year-old driver to whom the truck reportedly belongs. The 53-year-old, who had been off duty at the time of his arrest, has been charged with a string of violations of trade and health laws.