Authorities Catch Thieves Green-Handed with 3.5 Tons of Avocados
- by Jessica Donnel
MEXICO CITY, MX - Last week, 3.5 tons of avocados disappeared with the briskness of 1,000 ravenous millennials—except this time, millennials were not to blame. According to the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) in Uruapan, Michoacán, a major hub for avocados in Mexico, the 7,000-some-odd pounds of stolen avocados were recovered from a trailer after being stolen by just two alleged perpetrators.
As explained in a statement from the SSP, Michoacán police officials recovered the trailer in the neighborhood of Lomas del Valle Sur, in the municipal capital of Uruapan. Upon noticing the officers sniffing around the trailer, the driver of the vehicle allegedly tried to escape the scene, but, due to some fancy police footwork, was immediately captured by the authorities. When questioned, two men denied transporting cargo, however, the police caught them green-handed with the boxes of avocados clearly in the back of the trailer.
In total, police staff counted 3.5 tons of illicit fruit, subsequently placing “Carlos M.” and “Irving B.” aged 24 and 21, respectively, under arrest.
What would you have done with all that avocado? I’m no criminal, but I can imagine a pretty awe-inspiring guacamole spread.