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Up to four avocado trucks stolen in Mexican state every day

Packers and exporters took out newspaper adverts to decry situation in Michoacán, a battleground for warring crime factions
Friday’s newspaper advert ‘is but a sign of the overall, out-of-control criminal conflict in Michoacán’, said Falko Ernst. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Up to four trucks carrying avocados are stolen every day in the violent Mexican state of Michoacán, as organized crime groups seek to take advantage of consumers’ seemingly insatiable appetite for the fruit.

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