Man Held For Stealing Glacier Ice

Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier. Officials in the town of Cochrane found five tons of ice in the back of his truck, reports the BBC. Scientists say the glacier, in the Patagonia region, is retreating faster than any other in Chile. Police suspect the ice was destined for the capital, Santiago, to make gourmet ice cubes for use in upmarket bars and restaurants. Tourists in Chile are often served whisky chilled with glacial ice – which has an extra kudos because it comes directly from the glaciers.” w/ photo

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