Container Theft Spreads to Nicaragua

Carriers are warning that an epidemic of theft of containers that primarily affects El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, may be starting to affect Nicaragua.

Friday, October 9, 2015

The president of the Central Transport Federation (Fecatran), Marvin Altamirano, told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... at least four cases of container theft have occurred in Nicaragua. "With the authorities we managed to stop about four containers that had been stolen, and which were loaded onto trucks with Guatemalan plates, that showed that the vehicles were already in contact with international criminal gangs.'"

The main problem which could arise if better controls are not put in place to prevent container theft in the country, is that transportation costs will rise because there would be an increase in security costs, as has happened in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

"If Nicaragua does not go on the alert in light of these thefts, sooner or later, the same circumstance will be felt at home.'"

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