Smuggling on the Colombia-Venezuela Border


Barrels of the smuggled Venezuelan gasoline are sold along the... News PhotoBlack Market,Business,Colombia,Crime,Criminal,Cucuta,Danger,Economy,Fuel and Power Generation,Full Length,Gasoline,Gulf Coast States,Highway,Horizontal,Latin America,Law,Norte de Santander,Plain,Prosecution,Refueling,San Antonio - Texas,Selling,Smuggling,Transportation,Venezuela,WorkingPhotographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2013 Jan SochorLA PARADA, COLOMBIA - MAY 2: Barrels of the smuggled Venezuelan gasoline are sold along the highways in the border region, close to Cucuta, Colombia, on 2 May 2006 in La Parada, Colombia. 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. (Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images)