Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the French firm that produced the faulty breast implants at the centre of a global health scare, has been arrested in the south of France.
(THE GUARDIAN) Paris - Jean-Claude Mas, 72, head of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was taken into police custody just before 7am on Thursday morning after police arrived at the home of his partner in Six-Fours in the Var.
The house was being searched by investigators. A deputy chief executive was also arrested at his home.
Mas has given several interviews to French media about the scandal, and was not the subject of a manhunt by police, contrary to some previous reports.