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The Canadian Press reports on the latest in a criminal investigation on Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island’s potato industry has increased the reward it is offering to $500,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for inserting metal objects into potatoes.
The new reward is available until Aug. 15, and tips received from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31 will be eligible for the previous reward amount of $100,000.
The federal government recently announced it will spend $1.5 million to buy metal detection equipment to help find foreign objects in potatoes from the province.
The funding will be used to purchase and install detection equipment, while an extra $500,000 from the province is being used for on-site security assessments and training.