The theft of gasoline is comparable to the budget of the UNAM, said the president of Mexico.
The president Andrés Manuel López Obrador made it clear that the theft of fuel, known as “huachicoleo”, will be fought inside and outside of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), for which a joint plan was created with the aim of avoiding this practice where corruption plays an important role.
At a press conference, he reported that what is stolen each year in gasoline represents the budget of the UNAM, 60% of what will be allocated to pensions for seniors and is 60 times more what will be invested in the creation of 100 universities public, so he called on the workers of Pemex “to support us, help us to achieve the purpose of zero corruption.”
López Obrador also called dealers and owners of gas stations in the country not to sell stolen gasolines, of illicit origin, as well as buyers, contractors, transporters and Mexicans in general, to avoid buying illicit fuels, which have been “stolen.” the nation, the people. “
The Joint Plan of Attention to the Strategic Facilities of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has as its objective to stop the theft of fuel in the country and in which 15 dependencies participate.
The General Coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, Jesus Ramírez Cuevas said in his Twitter account @JesusRCuevas that in 2018 this crime represented a cost of 66,000 million pesos and asked to report this crime on the telephone 01 800 228 9660
In an infographic detailed that in the Joint Plan of Attention to the Strategic Installations of Pemex participates this productive company of the State, as well as the Secretariat of Government (Segob), that will coordinate the actions of each one of the federal dependencies.
In addition, the legal counsel will participate in the prevention of the Illicit Fuel Market (MIC); the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection will investigate the crimes in that matter; the eventual Prosecutor General of the Republic will investigate and prosecute the crimes and their judicialization, and the Legal Department of the Federal Executive will assist with the specialization of judges in the matter.
In as much the Financial Intelligence Unit and the Secretariat of the Public Function (SFP) will analyze the unusual operations; the Tax Administration Service (SAT) will perform verifications and home visits, and the Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco) will carry out the inspection of the measurement instruments.
In turn, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) will take legal action in fiscal matters, while the Energy Department (Sener) will issue the regulations, and the Labor and Social Security Office (STPS), as well as the Intelligence will strengthen security, as well as safeguard and measurement.
Fuel theft to Pemex grew 45%, with 12,581 illegal milkings between January and October.
The entities with greater theft were Hidalgo (235), Guanajuato (195) and Puebla (179).
The state company anticipates that the losses for the theft of gasoline and diesel will amount to 35,000 million pesos this year.
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