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Barrels of the smuggled Venezuelan gasoline are sold along the highways in the border region, close to Cucuta, Colombia, 2 May 2006. Venezuelan gasoline, being 20 times cheaper than in Colombia, is the most wanted smuggling item, followed by food and car parts, while reputable Colombian clothing flow to Venezuela. There are about 25,000 barrels of gasoline crossing illegally the Venezuelan border every day. The risky contraband smuggling, especially during the rainy season when the river rises, makes a living to hundreds of poor families in communities on both sides of the frontier.
Barrels of the smuggled Venezuelan gasoline are sold along the highways in the border region, close to Cucuta, Colombia, 2 May 2006. Venezuelan gasoline, being 20 times cheaper than in Colombia, is the most wanted smuggling item, followed by food and car parts, while reputable Colombian clothing flow to Venezuela. There are about 25,000 barrels of gasoline crossing illegally the Venezuelan border every day. The risky contraband smuggling, especially during the rainy season when the river...
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Date > 1 May 2006

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