Crime

WATCH | ‘It’s a full-on war’: SA's avocado farms targeted by crime syndicates

Armed syndicates mount raids on avocado pear farms

03 January 2021 - 00:00 By graeme hosken

In the dead of night, an armed security guard makes his rounds. His job is to safeguard valuable stock targeted by crime syndicates.

The object of his protection is not a fleet of vehicles, a warehouse of electronics or a vault of jewellery. It is an orchard of avocado pears, dubbed “green gold”...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.