Tons of Ice Stolen from Chilean Glacier

Thief arrested while driving cargo truck

Feb 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

Chilean police on Monday arrested a man driving a cargo truck carrying more than 11,000 pounds of ice stolen from a national park. Rangers in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park in southern Chile reported seeing the man stealing ice from the Jorge Montt glacier on Friday. Police stopped the truck at a roadblock and discovered large plastic sacks of ice inside. The driver is expected to face theft charges and could even be prosecuted for crimes against cultural heritage. The man reportedly intended to sell the ice to restaurants and bars in Santiago. It will now be used by local farmers to irrigate their crops.

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