OLIVE THIEVES CAUGHT

The Guardia Civil has arrested nine people, all from the same family, suspected of carrying out 17 robberies of olives in Malaga, Córdoba, Jaén, Granada and Sevilla. According to the Guardia, the gang would arrive at an olive grove at night and load as many olives as possible into trucks. They were then sold later on the black market at much below the going price of 40 cents a kilo. The Guardia managed to recover 90,000 kilos of the total 170,000 kilos stolen.

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