Skip to comments.157 Million Pesos Stolen In Mexico
Posted on 03/21/2011 7:03:41 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
OAXACA - Thirteen million dollars worth of pesos have been stolen from a cash transporting company in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Authorities say six armed robbers wore fake uniforms and even drove up in a money transport company's truck. No one was hurt in the huge hold-up.
Elsewhere in Mexico, the violence continued. Masked gunmen killed ten people at a bar in a rough neighborhood in Acapulco.
The same day, four others were attacked in a nearby town. The bodies of six men and women were also found.
The weekend violence happened in areas where the Beltran-Leyva cartel is in control.
that truck will probably be on a US road in a couple of days.
Someone in Oaxaca has been watching old Steve McQueen movies. Still...you have to admire their style.
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What is that like $6.00??
That's like $1.98 right? Where are money is headed if we just keep printing it.
“Thirteen million dollars worth of pesos...”
...worth about $27.50 in U.S. dollars... < /snark >
Oaxaca is where we flew into when we got tired of Huatulco some years back. Travel from Huatulco to Oaxaca was via Air Liberdad DC-3.
I wonder just how many billion American dollars a 150 million pesos is worth today.
I like gold or silver peso coins, the paper ones not so much. Same deal on U.S. dollars.
Which Mexican coins, por favor?
An airline official told me that PEMEX charged them $.10/gal for AVGAS! Flying down the river to Puerto Escondido 9-thousand ft mountains on each idea. 18-yr old pilot, no co-pilot! WOW!
Puerto Escondido is your kind of town.
Just another day of lawlessness in Mexico. And, this stolen money will probably be used to buy more weapons.
Just another day of lawlessness in Mexico and this stolen money will probably be used to buy more weapons.
So, what is that in American dollars, about $25 bucks?
UPDATED: Mexico: 5 guards suspected in $13 million robbery
Mexican authorities say five guards have been detained on suspicion of complicity in the armed robbery of 157 million pesos from a cash transporting company in southern Mexico.
Oaxaca state Attorney General Manuel de Jesus Lopez says the guards gave contradictory statements about the heist of cash worth about $13 million.
Jesus Lopez also said Tuesday that the robbery early Sunday wasn’t reported to police until four hours after it happened. He says that suggests an inside job.
Initial reports said six gunmen wearing masks and latex gloves broke into Cometra offices early Sunday, overpowred the guards and made off with the money. Officials said the robbers appeared to be wearing uniforms of Cometra workers.
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