On 11 January, Insight Crime reported that on 4 January Argentina reported a seizure of 7.6 tons of contraband soy being illegally exported to Brazil. In Q1 of 2021, 2,530 tons of contraband soy was seized going from Argentina to Brazil. It is said that the underlying driver is a stark profit differential: while a ton of soybeans fetches a price of roughly $272 in Argentina, that same cargo goes for nearly $844 in Brazil, roughly $500 in Paraguay and Bolivia.
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