On patrol with Mexico’s avocado police – BBC News

On patrol with Mexico’s avocado police – BBC News





If you enjoy an avocado, it’s likely to come from Mexico, the world’s biggest producer of the green stuff.
As demand for avocados has soared in places like the US and Europe, the industry’s become very lucrative for Mexicans, but it’s also been targeted by drugs gangs.
And, in the heart of Mexico’s avocado plantations, some producers have wrested control back from the criminals.

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  1. B R

    The drug cartels had already diversified into the avocado business about 2 years ago, it was reported. It was another way of funneling their money and turning it into legitimate cash, especially since the US is a HUGE consumer of avocados.

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