Mexico plans to X-ray all vehicles at borders

| 5/29/2003

Mexico is developing a vehicle X-ray system it plans to install at crossings along its northern and southern borders in order to better catch would-be terrorists as well as drug and people smugglers, The Associated Press reports.

Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said that by the end of the year, the government hoped to equip commercial and passenger border crossings with Guatemala and Belize to the south and the United States to the north with enough X-ray machines to scan every vehicle entering the country.

Derbez said Mexico's top priorities remained America’s war on terrorism and promoting some form of migration agreement with Washington to better protect undocumented Mexicans living and working in the United States.