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157 Million Pesos Stolen In Mexico
KRGV ^ | 03/21/2011

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acapulco; mexico; oaxaca
Inside job?
1 posted on 03/21/2011 7:03:44 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Caramba !


2 posted on 03/21/2011 7:06:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: SwinneySwitch

that truck will probably be on a US road in a couple of days.


3 posted on 03/21/2011 7:07:15 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a

Someone in Oaxaca has been watching old Steve McQueen movies. Still...you have to admire their style.


4 posted on 03/21/2011 7:11:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Oaxaca is one of my favorite Mexican towns. Gateway to the fabulous surfing at Puerto Escondido! I had no idea they had that much cash lying around!

www.oaxaca-travel.com/ - Cached
www.mexconnect.com/.../2852-puerto-escondido-mexico-s-hidden-oaxacan-beach - Cached - Similar

5 posted on 03/21/2011 7:11:56 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

What is that like $6.00??


6 posted on 03/21/2011 7:14:25 AM PDT by RonaldReagan4Ever
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To: SwinneySwitch
157 Million Pesos Stolen In Mexico

That's like $1.98 right? Where are money is headed if we just keep printing it.

7 posted on 03/21/2011 7:15:05 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

océanos once?......


8 posted on 03/21/2011 7:24:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: RonaldReagan4Ever

$5.22 USD.


9 posted on 03/21/2011 7:25:06 AM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: RonaldReagan4Ever; fungoking

“Thirteen million dollars worth of pesos...”


10 posted on 03/21/2011 7:25:43 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch
157 Million Pesos Stolen

...worth about $27.50 in U.S. dollars... < /snark >

11 posted on 03/21/2011 7:27:25 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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.


12 posted on 03/21/2011 7:47:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: SwinneySwitch
150 million Pesos?
25 years ago that would have been a misdemeanor.
Now it is a major felony.

I wonder just how many billion American dollars a 150 million pesos is worth today.

13 posted on 03/21/2011 7:53:54 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I like gold or silver peso coins, the paper ones not so much. Same deal on U.S. dollars.


14 posted on 03/21/2011 8:02:13 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

Which Mexican coins, por favor?


15 posted on 03/21/2011 8:11:51 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yeah Baby, they had perfect DC-3s, complete with 1950-era decor and cute stewardess uniforms! Wonder what happened to them.

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!

16 posted on 03/21/2011 8:15:51 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: Red Badger

Puerto Escondido is your kind of town.


17 posted on 03/21/2011 8:18:00 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Air Liberdad featured a beautiful bright white paint job with a blue lightning bolt down the fuselage. It was spotless inside the cabin.
I sat on the right side of the airplane, overlooking the wing, and watched as a drip of black lube oil would appear, then be blown away in the airstream. I rationalized this by thinking that as long as the oil appeared, there must be some oil inside the big radial.
We flew along, between the mountain passes at a leisurely 170 mph. The flight took about half an hour. Wife, son and I were the only Gringos on the plane.
The two pilots wore blue Nomex coveralls with jump boots, which gave us some pause.
18 posted on 03/21/2011 8:27:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just another day of lawlessness in Mexico. And, this stolen money will probably be used to buy more weapons.


19 posted on 03/21/2011 8:28:27 AM PDT by Labdhie
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just another day of lawlessness in Mexico and this stolen money will probably be used to buy more weapons.


20 posted on 03/21/2011 8:28:44 AM PDT by Labdhie
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To: SwinneySwitch

So, what is that in American dollars, about $25 bucks?


21 posted on 03/21/2011 9:47:12 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry ("I've got tiger blood and Adonis DNA!")
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To: SwinneySwitch; All

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.


22 posted on 03/23/2011 5:58:09 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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