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Argentina: Grain theft, extortion on the rise at Rosario port

September 3, 2014 - 6:00am


Grain theft and extortion are increasing at the Rosario port in Argentina, with one trucker saying theft activities are now happening "every day," Buenos Aires Herald reported citing Bloomberg.

Trucks driving into the region are being targeted for petrol, cargo and personal belongings.

The increasing criminal activities are resulting in increased shipping fees and delays at grain terminals.

A regional expert said grain-shipping costs are increasing because of theft-related losses and truckers' demands for more pay for delivering in dangerous areas, Buenos Aires Herald reported.

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