A FARM owner is accused of destroying €25,000 worth of courgettes.
Police were contacted by the individual who leased the El Ejido farm for winter.
He began growing courgettes on a 2,000 square metre plot but arrived to work one morning to find his passage blocked and men destroying the crop.
Police have arrested the owner, who had ‘employed’ seven men illegally to cut down the courgettes. He is charged with property damage and crimes against workers’ rights.
A payment dispute between the owner and his tenant led to the standoff. The owner also changed the locks and allegedly ordered his illegally hired men to physically stop the tenant from accessing the property.