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14 police officers caught eating large salamander (video)

By Mason White 3:23 PM January 28, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A group of police officers were suspended from their force after they were caught eating a large salamander, police in China said.

Shenzhen Police said that they suspended 14 officers Tuesday, on suspicion of feasting on the giant salamander.

The officers’ chief is also being investigated in connection with the incident, police said. According to the police investigation, the officers were consuming the endangered animal at a seafood restaurant.

Some of the police officers involved attacked several journalists who were attempting to photograph them in action. The officers snatched away their mobile phones and cameras.

The restaurant where the officers were eating the salamander operated without a license. Some people in the country believe that eating salamanders combats the effects of aging.