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Caution: Stolen plantains sprayed with pesticides may be on the market

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 11:26 AM

The police are advising members of the public to be cautious when buying plantains because some of the produce which were recently sprayed with pesticides may now be on the market.

According to the police, the plantains were stolen from a farm in Acadia, St Thomas and were sprayed with Lannate, Ridomil and Maconzeb pesticides.

Some of the side effects of these pesticides are dizziness, nausea and headache.

The pesticide can also lead to the formation of tumours. 

Persons who have bought large portions of agricultural produce, especially plantains are being asked to contact the police Praedial Larceny Unit at 927-1731-50, if they suspect that the goods purchased might have been stolen.