Mexicali Mayor Norma Bustamante said the city authorities plan to relocate street merchants from the ports of entry.

The decision was announced Thursday morning during a tour of the West Port of Entry along with federal officials and Mexicali Police Chief Pedro Ariel Mendívil.

City authorities talked to street merchants who expressed their concerns about the possible relocation, La Crónica newspaper reported.

The city hopes to relocate merchants to city areas where permits are issued.

“We don’t want to assault anyone,” the mayor told the newspaper. “We need to put an order.”

Local, state and Mexican officials discussed surveillance activities in the ports of entry that are expected for launching in the upcoming weeks.

The authorities plan to install signals to warn travelers and merchants where city and federal limits are.

Mayor Bustamante admitted that the city lacks staff for ports of entry surveillance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *