The anomalies were found during the Fifth National Operating on Transport and Transboundary Movement of Materials, 2015 Substances and Hazardous Waste, held on 18 and 19 June.

In this regard, the agency explained that five thousand 344 units were checked, four thousand 275 of which were revised along the 115 highway points installed throughout the country, while thousand 69 correspond to containers in the 22 country customs, according to Notimex.

He recalled that thanks to the coordinated among all the agencies involved work, Profepa can carry out a review of up to 140 freight vehicles per day in different points of Mexico highway.

It is also capable of monitoring up to 51 containers per day in the 22 customs that exist in the country, 13 of which are border, seven marine and two airport.

Avoid risks

This time the authorities opened 11 proceedings in the states of Campeche, Chiapas, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Tamaulipas.

In addition, 11 thousand 721 tons of hazardous materials and substances-two thousand 269 tons of hazardous waste were reviewed; while the remaining 13 thousand 847 tons were goods not covered by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).

Profepa said that during the operation it had the support of elements of the state Federal Police (PF), and municipal, as well as the General Administration of Customs and the secretariats of National Defense (SEDENA), Navy (Semar) and Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).

With this type of illegal actions along 10 000 km of roads behaviors are prevented by promoting environmental compliance and avoiding risks to health and the environment.