National: Sedena and Semar will take control of Customs and ports, reports AMLO.

@ Report Indigo

During a press conference on July 17, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Ministries of the National Defense (Sedena) and the Navy (Semar) will take control of ports and Customs in the country.

“We have made the decision, I have just made it known, that the land and maritime Customs will be in charge of elements of the Sedena and the Navy, and the same in the cases of the country’s ports to ensure that the introduction of drugs is avoided. I have given that instruction to the Ministres of Public Security, Sedena and Navy I am going to formally notify them, as well as the Secretary of Communications and Transportation”, informed the President from Manzanillo, Colima.

The president announced that the decision taken is to stop the mismanagement and corruption that have previously prevailed in the facilities and that have allowed drug smuggling and organized crime.

“… Due to mismanagement of ports, corruption, smuggling through these ports, we have made this decision that I am making known to the people of Mexico. This explains the attacks, homicide, in Colima and the rest of the country, that’s why we are going to clean the country’s ports and customs”, said AMLO.

For more information (in Spanish):

Sedena y Semar tomarán control de puertos y aduanas para evitar malos manejos: AMLO (Reporte Indigo, 17 de julio)

Sedena y Marina tomarán el control de puertos y aduanas, anuncia AMLO (El Universal, 17 de julio)

Los temas de AMLO en La Mañanera del 17 de julio (Milenio, 17 de julio)

La Mañanera 17 de julio (Noticias en redes, video, 17 de julio)


For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

National: Armed Forces Decreed Public Security Duties for Five Years; “Militarism Came out of the Closet” – CSO (May 14, 2020)

International/National: Un Human Rights Committee Issues 48 Human Rights Recommendations for Mexico (November 12, 2019)

National: National Guard Secondary Laws Passed; Concerns over Human Rights Continue (May 28, 2019)

National: NGOs, Activists and CNDH Insist on Necessity that National Guard Be “Truly Civil” (April 8, 2019)

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