A member of Chile's investigative police force with some of the stolen salmon.

Police recover stolen salmon worth nearly £½m

Arrests made and weapons found after armed raid at Chilean port


Three people have been arrested by police investigating an armed robbery of two container-loads of frozen salmon valued at 600 million Chilean pesos (£485,000) from a warehouse at the port of San Antonio, in the Valparaíso region of Chile.

The robbers stole 76 pallets of salmon fillets.

Police said criminal analysis work carried out by the Chilean Investigative Police (PDI) led to the arrest in San Felipe of a recipient of the stolen salmon, who had 54 boxes of salmon in his possession.

Officers also raided two homes located in Cerro el Carmen in the commune of San Antonio, where two people, a father and son, were detained, and from whom firearms, ammunition, and fish linked to the crime were seized.


After the statements of those arrested, detectives visited a warehouse located in Casablanca, where two containers with pallets of fish that the robbers intended to market during Easter, each valued at 300 million Chilean pesos, were found.

The two men arrested in San Antonio were remanded in custody, while the subject apprehended in San Felipe was placed on alert waiting to be summoned.

The PDI said that the robbery occurred on March 20 “where a group of at least 10 armed individuals aboard four trucks entered the refrigerated warehouse, subdued around 15 workers who they held in an office and loaded around 76 pallets with boxes of export salmon”.