ST. CROIX — The V.I. Agriculture Department has suspended operations at its abattoirs on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

The announcement was made during a Government House press briefing on Monday, just one week after the arrest of the St. Croix abattoir’s quality control officer Damian Lang.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email bbrookes@dailynews.vi.