The armored vehicles have been intercepted by a convoy of no less than 10 autos
A pair of armored vehicles transporting ingots of a gold/silver alloy have been attacked and robbed by a commando of armed males in Caborca, Sonora, on Monday.
The dear metals for the ingots, referred to as doré bars, had been extracted from the La Herradura mine, operated by the Canadian mining firm Penmont.
The SEPSA safety firm vehicles have been intercepted by a convoy of no less than 10 autos round 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The assailants blocked the freeway with a truck to pressure the armored vehicles to cease.
The six SEPSA staff have been assaulted by the thieves. One sustained minor wounds requiring hospitalization, whereas the others have been handled by paramedics and launched on the scene.
Penmont didn’t launch the market worth of the doré bars that have been stolen.
It was not the primary occasion of freeway theft of valuable metals mined by Penmont within the space. Thieves stole 47 doré bars in November of final yr from one other Penmont-owned mine.
The estimated 722 kilograms of doré stolen in November have been from the Noche Buena mine, not removed from La Herradura, and valued at round US $eight million in line with the trade fee and gold value at the moment.
The open-pit La Herradura mine is within the Sonoran Desert about 20 kilometers east of the favored Gulf of California vacationer vacation spot Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.
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