Mexico: Lime growers victims of extortion by criminal groups

Posted on March 29, 2014 • Filed under: Agriculture, Crime, Mexico, Organized Crime reported ….Why does Mexico, the biggest lime producer, also have the world’s most expensive limes? Ask the country’s crime bosses. Mexico’s mobsters are squeezing lime growers and no one seems to be doing anything about it. The racket goes like this: criminals in lime growing states block roads and extort a fee for every truckload of limes they let pass. The choice for lime growers is simple — they can pay or be killed. Those smart enough to pay push the “tax” up the supply chain until it hits consumers.Read Article

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