The trailers were transporting fresh octopus from Yucatan to multiple cities in the central zone of the country….
PROGRESO — Organized crime has hit the Yucatán fishing industry and put the sector in Red Alert. In the last 30 days theives have stolen 13 trailers with octopus cargo that freezer enterprises from Progreso and Yucalpetén sent to the national market. The trailers’ cargo was destined for Mexico City, Guadalajara and Guanajuato, among other cities of the region.
In previous years there had been only one or two truck robberies, but in the recent spate there have been 13 stolen trailers. The crimes were committed on federal roads between Veracruz and Puebla, where groups of assailants aboard pickup trucks intercepted the trailers carrying the octopus; each trailer carried 25 tons valued at $3 million pesos ($157,000 USD); it was estimated that the total amount of what was stolen approaches $39 million pesos ($2.04 million USD).
According to information provided by people linked to the fishing sector, the trailer thefts began after September 19, the day that the earthquakes hit Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos, when theives also stole cargo shipments of humanitarian aid that were sent.
Shipments of octopus cargos were stopped temporarily but soon will be resumed in the custody of federal authorities. The shipments will be made in convoys protected by the Mexican Navy and the Mexican Army.
On the other hand, there is a lot of interest from Europe in acquiring large quantities of this sea product. By now the European market has already sent buyers to Yucatan looking for octopus. So far this year there were already sent to Europe 2,000 tons of octopus.
more recommended stories
Canadian employers, facing labor shortage, accommodate the unvaccinated
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada’s tight labor market.
When and where to see the “kiss” between the Moon and Venus
Due to this closeness, a “kiss”.
Yucatán girls win at Expociencia Guatemala 2021
MÉRIDA, YUCATAN, MX.– Students Nadia Góngora.
Mental health problems increase among young people in Yucatan
It is important to take them.
Mérida heats up, with highs of almost 40 degrees
Highs could reach 35 degrees Celsius.
14-year-old boy attacked by a shark in Mahahual is transferred to a clinic in Mérida
David Rodríguez was attacked by a.
Campeche school teachers threaten to suspend classes due to the arrival of Ómicron
MEXICO, (December 06, 2021).- Dozens of.
AMLO remains silent before the “Operation Carrousel” expose
It was revealed that Lopez Obrador’s.
Sedena develops radar to protect all airspace and combat ‘Narco flights’
After years of efforts, the existing.
AMLO announces consultation to declare Lake Texcoco a Protected Natural Area
The construction of a much needed.