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Attempted theft targets 1,000 kg. of avocados

CM 04/02/2021

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In what can only be described as a very fruity case, approximately 1,000 kilograms of avocados were the target of an attempted theft in the agricultural areas of central Israel’s Emek Hefer.

Border Police officers and inspectors of the Agriculture Patrol managed to thwart the attempted theft at an avocado orchard when a farmer came to the scene and saw sacks and buckets full of the expensive fruit weighing in at about 1,000 kilograms.
The security forces were quickly called to the area and scanned the perimeter, both on foot and using drones and other such technologies.
The Border Police is investigating the incident.
Avocado is one of the most valuable fruits sold on the Israeli market, costing today an average of NIS 16.50 per kilo. Last August, N12 reported that a kilogram of avocados could cost as much as NIS 100, although the extremely high price was found when the fruit was out of season.Nevertheless, Israeli avocados are considered particularly delicious, being imported throughout Europe.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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