Mexican military takes control of Pemex facilities
Mexican military took control of the facilities of the state oil company Pemex in the city of Culiacan and Salamanca oil refinery in the centre of the country amid gasoline supply disruptions, Trend reported citing Sputnik..
In Salamanca, the military checked all refinery employees before letting them enter or leave the plant, and also conducted an inspection inside the plant. According to media reports, employees of the plant were banned from using mobile phones and other means of communication in order to avoid possible contacts with the so-called huachicoleros — criminals specializing in illegal taps into pipelines to steal fuel.
In Culiacan, the troops took Pemex facilities under operational control to prevent fuel theft, the newspaper noted.
It is assumed that the military will ensure the safety of the plant in Salamanca for at least one month, El Universal newspaper reported.