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Mexico puts military in charge of customs operations


Last updated 7/17/2020 at 9:45am

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's military will take over the country's land and maritime ports of entry as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador tries to root corruption out of the country's customs offices.

"We have made the decision, I've just advised the security Cabinet, that the land and maritime customs (offices) are going to be in the charge of the Army and the Navy and the same in the case of the country's ports so that there is security and to avoid the introduction of drugs," López Obrador said Friday from the Pacific port city of Manzanillo, Colima.

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