Saturday, July 14, 2007

This Is World News, Believe it or Not

Expensive Pork Lures Chinese Robbers
Saturday Jul 14 12:12 AEST
AP -

Stick your hands up, we're after the pork.

Robbers in southern China have started stealing pork because rising prices have made the meat, a staple in the country, so valuable, a newspaper reported Friday.

The Shenzhen Jing newspaper said a peddler was robbed of his motorcycle and load of 125 kilograms of pork while on his way to a market in Shenzhen, just over the border from Hong Kong.

He was robbed of the motorcycle and the pork by four suspects who rushed from a minibus and threaten him with a knife, according to report.

"They took the pork because it was more expensive than the motorcycle," a local policeman was quoted as saying. Pork prices have risen more than 40 per cent over the past year.

The policeman said a stolen motorcycle can be sold for 1,000 yuan ($A152) while that amount of pork can be sold for more than 3,000 yuan ($A460).

The newspaper said the four robbers were caught.

©AAP 2007

Lock up your piggies, folks.


neliaamparo said...

wow,i think this is my chance to get rich.magtatayo ako ng piggery at eeexport ko sa china.oink,oink,oink,mili na kayo ng mamoy.ha..ha..ha..,tawa naman kayo.

ErnestoDR said...

I remember during my short stint in Sanga-sanga (part of Sulu archipelago) in the early 1970's when we would hunt for wild boars which were abundant in the area. Reason being that the Muslims despisingly refrain from eating pork. The MILF and Abu Sayaff could turn to a lucrative business of exporting pork to China instead of fighting the government troopers.
Beware, the Chinese are coming!