With the participation of the international Criminal Police organization, better known as Interpol, a company in Baja California was closed because of the actions implemented during an international operation against illegal trafficking of hazardous waste.
This operation seeks to prevent and sanction illegal environmental acts and illegal traffic of waste, materials and dangerous substances, both nationally and internationally in coordination with national and international agencies and authorities, detecting that much of the imported materials or substances came from Germany, Chile, China, the United States of America and Italy.
At the northern border, coordinated surveillance actions were implemented with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, as part of the fourth national vehicle inspection operation for hazardous waste transportation on Baja California roads.
The operation was supported by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency that closed down nine companies thanks to the collaborative work of Interpol with American and Mexican law enforcement authorities, that managed to locate various hazardous waste, biological, infectious, electronic waste, plastic waste and used batteries lots.
This effort was joined by the Attorney General’s Office, the General Administration of Customs and the Federal Police to verify the legality of all paperwork for verification of the import and export of hazardous materials, substances and wastes. Reinforcing this with the inspection of industrial facilities to monitor their compliance in the handling and disposal of hazardous waste.
As a result of the actions, the company Lavandería Industrial Maypa, S.A. de C.V. in Baja California was closed for not accrediting emissions limit compliance. Meanwhile, the inspections will continue in the cities of Mexicali and Tijuana, Baja California, and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.