Olive theft gang busted

LAST UPDATED: 20 Jul, 2007 @ 10:13
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A GANG that stole more than one and a half million tonnes of olives has been broken up.

Police from Spain and Italy arrested 18 people in a joint operation.

The gang is accused of stealing the olives from trees in the provinces of Granada, Malaga, Jaen and Cordoba.


According to a government spokesman, the olives were then converted into oil and transported to Italy, where it was sold.

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