California group indicted of hidden $300,000 in avocados

Guac ‘em up.

Three southern California group were arrested for grand burglary of avocados for lifting $300,000 of a pebble-skinned fruit, officials said.

Joseph Valenzuela, 38, Carlos Chavez, 28, and Rahim Leblanc, 30, are indicted of hidden a avocados from a Mission Produce ripening plant they worked during in Ventura County.

“They are in demand. Everybody loves avocados,” Sgt. John Franchi with a Venture County Sheriff’s Office told a Los Angeles Times.

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“We take these kinds of thefts seriously,” he added. “It’s a large product here and in California.”

Avocado exports from California totalled $25 million in 2015, a journal reported.

In May a sheriff’s bureau launched an review into a intrigue and arrested a suspects on Wednesday.

There’s also “the probability that a suspects sole a avocados to unappreciative customers, who suspicion they were profitable Mission Produce for a fruit,” a detain news says.

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Customers before used to collect adult avocado orders from a ripening plant, though a association recently switched to delivering directly to customers, Franchi told a LA Times.

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Valenzuela, 38, Chavez 28 and Leblanc, 30, were arrested for grand burglary of avocado.

(Ventura County Sheriff)

Some people didn’t comprehend that, so a 3 seized a event and sole them out a plant’s behind door, a journal reported.

Only they didn’t pass a income adult to their bosses, cops said.

“They were looking to make money,” Franchi told a LA Times.

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Avocados typically sell for $50 a box, Mission Produce President Steve Barnard told a newspaper.

Things started to demeanour astray when a books didn’t supplement up, he added. Customers also beheld a prices were wrong.

That’s since a employees were offered them them for $20 to $30 a box.

Barnard pronounced a association went to a confidence cameras and detected a trio’s scheme.

“I theory they got miserly and they got bulletproof,” he told a LA Times.

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