7 Nov 2017

Stolen Spam used like currency in Hawaii

From , 4:00 pm on 7 November 2017

The head of Hawaii's Retail Association says the canned corned beef product Spam is being targetted by thieves, used as currency and traded for drugs.

Tina Yamaki told Jenny Meyer thefts of Spam have escalated since a recent law change on the value of stolen goods defining a crime.

Cans of Spam meat.

Cans of Spam meat. Photo: AFP