Thieves fill sacks of corn yesterday. Thieves fill sacks with corn yesterday.

Puebla train robbers nab 30 tonnes of corn

It's a common practice in San Pablo Xochimehuacán

Thieves in a community in Puebla grabbed 30 tonnes of corn yesterday from a Ferrosur train, a common practice for many years on the outskirts of the state capital.


The freight train was passing through San Pablo Xochimehuacán when it was detained.

“They stole 30 tonnes of corn and, as always, the criminals stopped the train and opened [the cars],” said a witness, adding the whole exercise took place in front of municipal police.

When the railcars are opened the corn spills out on to the tracks, where it is loaded into sacks and carted away.

When Ferrosur officials tried to get the train moving again they were pelted with rocks, said one, which happens whenever the railway’s private security personnel attempt to approach.

The theft occurred just before the train was due to arrive at the Puebla station.

There have been numerous reports of such thefts in recent years. Corn, wheat, cattle feed, rebar and other goods have been stolen.

Source: Reforma (sp)

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  • WestCoastHwy

    Hope that wasn’t the imported corn from Brazil? Can you say inflation? Mexican!

  • K. Chris C.

    Various studies put psychopathy in human populations at around 4% or less. That is, only about 4% or less of a population have the mental defect that enables the viewing of stealing as a viable means of sustaining themselves. Most of this 4% clusters in destructive power positions–government. Therefore, an observation of more than 4% of a nation being thieves is an indicator that the psychopaths that control the nation have looted it in beyond sustainability.

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