‘Narco Fish’ Trafficking Easy Money for Mexico Criminals

07/08/16 Insight Crime

9686734457_409709d54d_mThe illegal trafficking of a fish endemic to Mexico‘s waters is reportedly a low-risk trade that is generating huge profits for criminal organizations looking to feed black-market demand in Asia.

An investigation by Reporte Indigo details how Mexican organized crime groups are heavily involved in illegally trafficking totoaba fish to Asia. The fish is found exclusively in Mexico‘s Gulf of California and possessing it is considered a “crime against biodiversity.”

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