4 avocado trucks stolen every day

Up to four trucks carrying avocados are stolen every day in the violent Mexican state of Michoacán. Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, took office six months ago promising a new strategy to fight crime, but violence has continued unabated across the country. “There are at least 20 illegal armed groups violently competing for territories and markets in the state.

Yet not a single actor has been able to establish dominion over the others. This means war has become perpetual and extremely costly” for the criminal groups, Ernst - senior analyst Mexico for the International Crisis Group - said.
“The avocado sector, a billion-dollar industry, after all, is too attractive [for armed groups] to pass up on, and producers and exporters are bearing some of the cost.”
Source: The Guardian