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Mexico's new president: Fuel theft an inside job


December 28, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The theft of $3 billion in fuel every year from Mexico's state-run fuel depots and pipelines is an inside job, the country's new president said Thursday.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said thieves don't just drill taps into government pipelines. He said company employees steal fuel and distribute it, or help thieves by ensuring fuel continues to run through pipelines.

Mexico's top prosecutor said criminal investigations have been opened against three employees of the state-owned oil company Pemex for alleged involvement in thefts.

While thieves drill an average...

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