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President López Obrador vows crackdown on corruption

President López Obrador vows crackdown on corruption

Mexico, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday doubled down on his call to fight corruption in the country through the establishment of the National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM).

In his morning press briefing, the Mexican leader stated that he is acting in coordination with the secretariats deeply involved in this sector, but in terms of operations the Armed Forces will be accountable for administrating those offices.

López Obrador recognized that Mexico is experiencing smuggling issues of all kinds such as fuels, weapons, drugs (including fentanyl), and his country needs to put some order in all units, which are always coveted by corruption. They are spoils for corruption, he claimed.

The Mexican president stressed that ANAM is part of order we are putting in the country. Now it is time for customs to get back on course and new leaders are going to clean them up because we do not want more corruption.

Yet the National Defense Secretariat is the operative one, ANAM will act as a decentralized administrative body of the Treasury and Public Credit Secretariat, endowed with technical, operational, administrative and management autonomy. ANAM will have the character of fiscal and customs authority as well as powers to issue resolutions, he said.

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