Organized Crime & Gangs

Unemployed fishermen in Venezuela become pirates, terrorize coastal towns

“Once home to the world’s fourth-largest tuna fleet and a thriving fishing industry, the catch in the Venezuelan state of Sucre is down to less than a third of what it produced in 2004. That trade has collapsed, along with virtually every industry across Venezuela. As a result, gangs of out-of-work fishermen have started to prey upon those who still venture out into the open sea, stealing their catch and their motors, tying them up, throwing them overboard, and sometimes shooting them.”

Source: Unemployed fishermen in Venezuela become pirates, terrorize coastal towns | Fox News

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