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Arizona officials bust up $10 million copper theft ring with links to Chinese black market

May 1, 2013

This article in the Phoenix Business Journal says Arizona state prosecutors  and police have “broken up a $10 million organized theft ring that allegedly stole raw copper from an Asarco LLC mine in Hayden, Ariz.” According to the report, thieves allegedly stole copper by the truckloads from the mine  and some of the copper was sold on the Chinese black market.