YUCCA CACTI THEFT ILLUMINATES MEXICO’S HIDDEN PLANT TRAFFICKING PROBLEM

On 16 September, Insight Crime reported that the theft of yucca cacti from indigenous communities – a plant on which they are economically reliant – in Mexico’s north-western state of Baja California for export is reportedly accelerating, underscoring the silent issue of plant trafficking in the country.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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