Police Investigate Crop Poisoning at Mt Syliva

losses expected to exceed $1 million

5 October 2018

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Detectives from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) are investigating the poisoning of an organic potato and garlic crop in the Mt Sylvia area.

It is alleged that a quantity of herbicide was introduced into the irrigation system on the farm in August last year, resulting in the loss of the potato and garlic crop and the contamination of the soil.



The owner of the property has valued the damage at more than $750,000, with ongoing losses expected to exceed $1 million. Police believe this to be an isolated incident, and have confirmed that no contaminated produce left the location, there is no threat to public.

Detectives and Forensic Officers have obtained samples from the property for testing.

Detectives have spoken to witnesses and neighbours in the area and are also reviewing CCTV camera footage from the offence location.

CRIME STOPPERS: 1800.333.000


QUOTE REF #: QP1701997579

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