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Vendors want book thrown at crop thieves

LEANNE TASHER, [email protected]

Vendors want book thrown at crop thieves

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FIND THE BUYERS of stolen produce and charge them.

That was the view of several vendors in Bridgetown, who said they supported the recent crackdown on the illegal crops trade and the prosecution of those found with crops in their possession without any proof of purchase.

Earlier this month, Yvette May Butcher was charged with not having a certificate of purchase for 178 kilogrammes of sweet potatoes in her possession and is to reappear in court on June 27. Henderson Sylvester Burgess was recently charged with a similar offence after he was found with 15 pounds of cassava.

The SUNDAY SUN spoke to several vendors in The City recently, many of whom reported that they had become more cautious when transacting business with suppliers in order to avoid indictment. (LT)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.