3 Men Arrested & Charged $300,000 For Stealing Avocados in California

Three men in California have been arrested on suspicion of grand theft of avocados after the disappearance of $300,000 (£235,000) worth of the produce.

Joseph Valenzuela, Carlos Chavez and Rahim Leblanc were arrested in connection with the avocado theft

The trio – Carlos Chavez, 28; Rahim Leblanc, 30; and Joseph Valenzuela, 38 – were arrested on Wednesday.

“We take these kinds of thefts seriously,” said Sgt John Franchi of the Ventura county sheriff’s department.

“It’s a big product here and in California.”


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