|Mexico Customs announces mandatory person and vehicle inspections|
Mexico customs announces, the traffic lights in the international sentry boxes will disappear and will be replaced by mandatory inspections and the use of new technologies. All persons crossing into Mexico, including all cars or trucks entering the country will be subject to direct inspections and review.
The 'traffic lights', sytem that has been used forever by Mexican Customs, will disappear and will be replaced by direct inspections and the use of new technologies; All persons and cars, trucks entering the country will be subject to inspection and review.
The general director of Customs, Ricardo Peralta Saucedo, said that "the plan covers all border crossings in Mexico and it is expected that the implementation of the new way of review will be carried out in half a year" (six months or less).
"In four seconds you can check a suitcase through a machine, and in 40 seconds you can check a truck", he said. We are acting with great firmness doing the work that had to be done from past administrations, he said, that is why we have the country violated and with little control of our customs. "It is unheard of that at the moment we do not have that technology that has existed all over the world for years", he added.
He said that the money necessary for modernization has to do with the trust that generates the own customs, which is a matter of trust and development of technology. We want people to be able to cross with greater agility, if it is detected through technology that there is a toxic substance or an article that should not be entered, those people will be detained, he concluded.