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After complaints and claims, the state Department of Public Safety opted for random inspections.

After the complaints, the long lines and the scandal that was unleashed by the mandatory state inspections on the United States border with Mexico, Texas decided to counteract and suspend the measure on this type of vehicles.

Thus, the Texas Department of Public Safety ended these mandatory inspections at the Bridge of the Americas, Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge and Colombia Bridge.

To continue fighting drug trafficking and human trafficking, officials will only do random inspections of the trucks.

“The Texas Department of Public Safety has resumed normal safety inspections of commercial vehicles at the Bridge of the Americas, the Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge and the Colombia Bridge, which include random inspections, when those vehicles cross into Texas,” he detailed to Border Report, Ericka Miller, press secretary for the State of Texas DPS.

“DPS no longer conducts commercial vehicle inspections at the Tornillo port of entry. For security reasons, the department does not discuss operational details,” the official noted.

These inspections are part of Operation Lone Star that even pitted Governor Greg Abbott against President Joe Biden. And that generated strong friction between the United States and Mexico. It was precisely this pressure that led to the end of general inspections and a move to random inspections of commercial vehicles that, in some cases, were stopped for long days.

In one of the most critical moments of the conflict, carriers in the area were delayed for more than 24 hours in a 14-mile queue that, according to the Mexican government, affected 20,000 carriers.

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