Mexico port security
Mexico Plans to Stop Port and Customs Corruption with Military Control
In its latest efforts to break the stronghold on the illegal cartels, Mexico’s president is preparing to place the military in control of the country’s port operations. The step comes as many people believe that the cartels have integrated themselves into the maritime industry, controlling the movement of goods in and out of the ports and the customs services.
Legislation is currently working its way through Mexico’s parliament and is expected to receive approval from the lawmakers, according to reports in Deutsche Welle that would place the ports in the hands of the military.