With global demand for avocado showing no sign of abating, the black market has moved on to social media

New Zealand’s avocado thieves have been forced to get creative this season by selling their stolen wares on Facebook as police intensify efforts to catch them.

With local and global demand for avocados showing no sign of abating, there have been dozens of night-time raids on orchards by thieves across the upper North Island since July.

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