Media reports late yesterday that an armed gang stole 300 kilograms of gold from a mine in Sonora have been denied by silver and gold producer Fresnillo.
The company said thieves got away with just 4.5 kilograms of gold and silver, valued at about US $165,000.
Initial reports said 20 people carrying high-caliber weapons and wearing masks and military gear detained a vehicle belonging to the La Herradura mine in Caborca and took a shipment of gold worth $11 million.
Fresnillo said no one was hurt in the robbery.
A Canadian-owned mine in Sinaloa was the target of thieves in April who got away with nearly a tonne of partially processed ore valued at $8.5 million.
Source: Reuters (en)