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Mexico seizes ship involved in hydrocarbon theft

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 23, 2020
Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had confiscated a vessel in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and a warehouse in neighboring Tabasco along with storage tanks and trucks used by criminal groups to steal, transport and store hydrocarbons.
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On September 11 near the city of Cardenas, Tabasco, officials found a clandestine tap on pipelines, authorities said.

Topics: Mexico

Officials then tracked down a warehouse near a highway with 16 storage tanks and five trucks that authorities said were used to store and transport the stolen resources.

Several days later, officials located a vessel, called the Blue Commander, docked in the Pajaritos Lagoon in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

Officials there surprised people loading hydrocarbon from the trucks onto the vessel.

Mexican authorities said 21 people were arrested while the Blue Commander was confiscated.