Jun 26, 2013 -- 9:41am


June 26, 2013

The FBI, and Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon, is asking for your help in identifying suspects in genetically engineered crop destruction in what they call "economic sabotage."

During the nights of June 8, 2013 and June 11, 2013, suspect(s) destroyed over 6,000 sugar beet plants on two different properties in the Jackson County area. The plots are on private farmland that is leased and managed by Syngenta. The dollar amount of the loss is well over $50,000. The destruction of these two crops will be considered a violation of federal law involving damage to commercial agricultural enterprises.
If have any information on these two cases of vandalism, or can identify the suspect(s), please contact Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KMED 062613

Mercedes-Benz of Medford will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and the filing of charges, and you can remain anonymous.
In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, the group "Oregonians for Food and Shelter" ( is also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of persons involved. You can call the FBI at 541-773-2942 during normal business hours or the FBI Portland office at 503-224-4181 (24 hours) or email


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