Morelia, Michoacán.- The retired vice admiral of the Administration of the National Port System (Asipone) Jorge Luis Cruz Vallado He stated that fentanyl does not enter through the port of Lázaro Cárdenas, and that chemical substances for drug production enter through Manzanillo and Veracruz.
El Sol de Morelia questioned the administrator of Asipona this Wednesday, after the declaration of the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) that he carried out on November 23 and in which he admitted the circulation of fentanyl in the zone of The Coast and Tierra Caliente from Michoacan.
However, he indicated that so far in 2023 the Secretary of the Navy has seized 30 tons of drugs on La Costa; “There is talk that fentanyl arrives through the port and here we have not detected anything, not even illicit cargo, there is talk of La Costa, but it is another type of drug, cocaine that comes from South America.”
Cruz Vallero noted that this substance, which is used in medicine to relieve very strong pain and other types of psychotropics or controlled medications, only has one legal entry into the country and it is through the Mexico City Airport.
This year Asipona recorded the movement of 1.8 million TEUS, measured in foreign trade to calculate the capacity of containers. Of that total, 10 percent, that is, 180 thousand containers, were inspected for the detection of some type of illicit merchandise.
All containers are checked with non-intrusive equipment when they leave the ship and enter the yard.
“When the cargo leaves the port there is gamma ray equipment that will be x-rays and they provide inspection,” added the head of Asipona.
If something unusual is detected, they are attended to, they are opened, samples are taken and a report is reported to the Prosecutor’s Office and the samples are sent. The vice admiral added that there is a naval unit in coordination with the customs which is aware of the cargo movements that come in the containers.
Originally published in The Sun of Morelia