Two clandestine tapped fuel pipelines detected by authorities on the Mérida-Progreso highway

Federal and military authorities managed to detect and secure two clandestine tapped pipelines of turbosina, located on the side of the Mérida-Progreso highway, in the direction of the Yucatecan capital, at the height of the bridge at the junction with the San Ignacio police station.

The action was the result of an operation carried out to inspect the pipelines that transport fuel, by federal authorities and in coordination with Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) personnel.

On this occasion, two clandestine takeovers were detected on a line that contains turbosina, which were immediately secured by agents of the Mexican Army. However, it was said that there were no people detained in relation to the detection of these two illegally tapped ducts.

As it was posted on The Yucatan Times on November 21, 2018, another clandestine intake of fuel was found on the side of the Mérida – Progreso road, but this time near the community of Tamanché, a few miles closer to the coast.

And on January 22nd, 80,000 liters (17,500 gallons) of stolen gasoline were found by the Mexican Army in a warehouse located at kilometer 2.5 of the Mérida-Tixkokob highway, just 10 miles away from downtown Mérida

The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from SIPSE