Mexico City, Mexico — The López Obrador government has collected more than two billion peso in regularizing foreign vehicles in Mexico. Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, reported that the Regularization Program, which began in March of this year, has collected just over 2.2 billion peso and the money used to repair roads in 14 states.
In a morning press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the official explained that Baja California, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas lead the list of states with the highest number of foreign car regulations.
From March 19 to December 5, 892,722 vehicles in the Mexican states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas have been regularized.
Rodríguez Velázquez said regularizing foreign vehicles helps promote crime prevention, since the vehicles enter the Public Vehicular Registry and thus, are discouraged from being used to commit crimes.