🚨 Olive Theft Surge
Spanish police confiscated 74 tonnes of stolen olives in Seville due to rising prices stemming from a shrinking harvest.
🚔 Criminal Activity
Twelve individuals were detained in Pilas for allegedly stealing and trading these olives.
🌍 Spain's Olive Dominance
Spain leads globally in olive and olive oil production. Unfortunately, a mix of heatwaves and drought has led to a production drop and a subsequent price hike.
🍶 Olive Oil Heists
Authorities noted similar thefts in olive oil:
- 6,000 litres of extra virgin olive oil were pilfered from Terraverne in Teba.
- Marin Serrano El Lagar in Cordoba lost around 50,000 litres of oil.
🔍 Victim's Statement
Terraverne spokesperson, Laura Larrubia Nogales, likened stealing olive oil to snatching jewelry due to its rising value.
🔒 Security Boost
Post-theft, Terraverne bolstered their security measures, adding more alarms, cameras, and collaborated with police for night patrols.
📢 Dcoop's Input
Dcoop, Spain's major olive oil cooperative, fortunately hasn't experienced any thefts. However, they acknowledge that soaring prices increase theft temptations.
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