Through a statement, the Profepa said that during the National Operating Sixth Inspection and Monitoring of Hazardous Materials and Wastes, held on 13 and 14 of this month, found that only 14 units of transport of such waste showed some irregularity, adding A total of 36.75 tonnes of batteries and used oil, infectious waste and spent solvents Biological-.

This, due to the review of 5,748 vehicles, of which 4,773 were inspected in road points, 224 in airport customs, maritime customs at 565 and 186 land customs.

The actions of verification is carried out thanks to the coordinated efforts of staff, with 271 inspectors for the agency, 117 members of the Federal Police, State Police and 71 8 municipal and como102 attached to the Secretariat of National Defense (Department of Defense ) and 13 to the Secretary of the Navy (Semar).

Also, in these tasks collaborated Customs 52 workers, 3 of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and 5 of the State Committee for Livestock Promotion and Protection of the state of Yucatan.

A waste is considered hazardous if it appears in the lists contained in the Official Mexican Standard NOM-052-SEMARNAT-2005 and has some characteristic such as corrosivity, reactivity, flammability and toxicity, as well as packaging, containers, packaging and soils that have been contaminated.

It is noteworthy that the Federal Penal Code, Article 414 thereof, dictates that sentence of one to nine years in prison and fined three thousand three hundred days that unlawfully engaging in the production, storage, trafficking, importation or exportation shall be imposed , transportation, abandonment, disposal, discharge, or any other activity with hazardous substances.

Furthermore, based on Article 420 of the Code, we see that sentence of one to four years in prison and three hundred to three thousand fine days, who transport or consents shall be imposed, authorizes or orders to be transported any waste considered hazardous to a destination for which no authorization to receive, store, dispose or leave is taken.