Authorities seize 25 tonnes of stolen salmon

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Fish belonged to AquaChile. “It’s been a long time since there was anything like this”.

Police in Los Lagos, Chile, have arrested 14 people in connection with stealing 25 tonnes of stolen salmon, reports Bio-Bio Chile.

Images were first uploaded to the Facebook community page Que Pasa Puerto Montt.

PHOTO: Que Pasa Puerto Montt Facebook/ Maritime Police

A vessel “Don Patricio” was intercepted off the coast of Quellón was sized before it could make off with Aquachile’s salmon.

The publication noted that police has been moniteering the supects for a month becire the made the arrest.

Castro’s maritime governor Javier Mardones said it was a “great blow” to the indstry and area because of the unprecedented amount in the Los Lagos region. “It’s been a long time since there was anything like this,” said Mardones.

PHOTO: Maritime Police

Two of the 14 men arrested have warrants for different crimes, while the boat remains impounded.