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Security guards hired to prevent further avocado thefts in the Axarquía

Security guards hired to prevent further avocado thefts in the Axarquía
  • The move comes after an increasing number of growers have reported thefts from their fields and they blame high prices for the problem

Collectives of avocado growers are approaching security companies for quotes to hire staff. The move comes after an increasing number of growers have reported thefts from their fields and blame high prices for the problem.

Francisco Torre is one such grower who has recently contracted a security guard after losing more than 1,000 kilos of the fruit; which he says “has a value of around 2,500 euros”.

The collectives have also asked police to carry out checks at street markets and control fields at night using helicopters.