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Fuel theft racket booms in Costa Rica

Thursday, November 28, 2019


Oil theft cases in Costa Rica have hit record levels in 2019 and increased nearly six fold in the past three years — evidence that the fuel theft racket has grown dramatically in the country.

Figures from Recope, the state oil refinery, show that more than 14 billion liters of gasoline has been stolen between October 2016 and July 2019, InSight Crime reported.