Consumers warned of buying stolen cabbage laced with insecticide

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Consumers warned of buying stolen cabbage laced with insecticide

Consumers and wholesalers have been placed on the alert after a crop of cabbages which had been recently sprayed with insecticide was stolen from a Maraval farmer on Monday.

In a media release on Wednesday, police said they are investigating the theft of $10,000 worth of cabbage from a Maraval farmer.

It said the 29-year-old farmer reported to police on Monday he sprayed his cabbage with an insecticide and later realised some of them had been stolen.

Farmers usually spray insecticide to protect their crops from pests but after a week the produce can be harvested and sold.

The theft comes days after Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Kazim Hosein pleaded with criminals to stop stealing farmers’ produce.

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