Thieves prey on California nut industry

12/30/2013 11:23:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Since its founding, there have been no additional thefts, to Eidsath’s knowledge. Best practices developed by the task force include using black lights to check IDs and contacting brokers before releasing product to get a serial number that only a real broker has.

In addition to the LAPD, California county sheriffs have aided the task force and the California nut industry in general in cracking down on the crimes, Eidsath said.

So far, at least, it seems to be working.

“We’ve been pretty successful.”

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Eric Patrick    
Yakima  |  January, 02, 2014 at 05:25 PM

I found it interesting that in the office I rent, one of the other businesses saw this story in The Packer this week and pointed it out and talked to me about it for a while. They usually just hand me my mail with no comments...

Atlanta  |  February, 19, 2014 at 03:34 PM

Farms in Mexico (especially Avocado farms) have been taken over by drug gangs. With a wide open border, it's no surprise these tactics have crossed the border. FORWARD!

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