Mexico's oil company is losing more than a billion dollars a year to cartels

Fuel theft is losing Mexico's state-run oil firm Pemex more than $1.6 billion a year!

Fuel thieves, known as huachicoleros, drilled 2,274 illegal taps in the company's pipelines during the first two months of 2018 — 38% more than during the same period in 2017 and 352% more than were discovered in the first two months of 2014.

Even local citizens are taking part of and getting their share and tapping into oil lines - for resell or use. 

It's a lucrative business that implies less risk for the cartels crossing drugs into the USA.

We all consume gasoline. We don't all consume drugs.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites