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Man arrested in Chile for stealing a glacier to make ice cubes

The Guardian has reported the arrest of a man in Chile on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants.

Local media reported that police intercepted a refrigerated truck loaded with glacial ice allegedly bound for whiskies, rums and cocktails in the capital Santiago.

Scientists say Jorge Montt, is retreating by half a mile a year, making it one of the world’s fastest shrinking glaciers. Whether this is due to climate change or theft has yet to be fully decided.

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