Five face charges for alleged theft of $4 m worth of salmon

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Five people have been charged over the alleged theft of up to 250 tonnes of salmon, valued at more than $4 million, from a processing plant in Sydney’s south-west.

Police were called to investigate after the company’s executive found a reduction of about 600 kilograms per day in output from the Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn plant.

Two women and three men have been charged with stealing property and larceny, and have since been sacked from the plant.

Police will allege that the syndicate graded premium salmon as waste, then removed it and transported it for sale or trade.