US man arrested for stealing over 19,000 kg of pistachios

California police recently arrested a man after solving a case of 19,000 kilograms (about 4,200 pounds) of pistachios that went missing earlier this month. According to a statement issued by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), the pistachios belonged to the Touchstone Pistachio Company of the United States. The company came to know about this robbery during a routine audit in the month of June. “On June 17, TCSO AG Crime Unit was contacted and requested to investigate the theft,” an official release said.

Describing the case further, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office informs that the investigation has yielded a clue about the whereabouts of a tractor containing pistachios. “Yesterday (June 19), investigative leadership in Fresno and Kern Counties found that a tractor-trailer containing pistachios was moved from a Montemayor trucking lot in Delano to a nearby lot,” a post on the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page Read.

It further reported that detectives found that pistachios were being taken for resale in bags smaller than a 2000 pound sack. However, the remaining pistachios were returned to the Touchstone Pistachio Company. And a 34-year-old man named Alberto Montemayor was arrested and booked in Tulare County.

Here is the detailed Facebook post by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office:

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About Somdutt SahuInvestigator- Somdutt likes to call this himself. In the matter of food, people or places, she only wants to know the unknown. A simple aglio oleo pasta or lentils and rice and a good movie can make his day.



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