Nutty Robbers

Indians love their Badam Kheer for sure, but wanting it by the ton?

California police have closed in on Sukhwinder Singh Grewal, 41, and Amrik Singh, 27, who they allege masterminded almond heists that had California abuzz for this past year.


Over a period of 18 months, 14 truckloads of almonds valued at $2 million were stolen from Central Valley, which produces almost 80 percent of the world’s almonds.

In one especially audacious robbery, tractor-trailer rigs with 40-foot containers, each holding 44,000 pounds of nuts, were stolen as they awaited shipment to the Port of Oakland.

Grewal, owner of Sona Spice Imports, a grocery wholesaler, is charged with selling the nuts in unmarked boxes to stores in California and Canada.

Thankfully, they weren’t churning them all into barfi. 

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