& # 39; Firulay & # 39; is an experienced driver who has been on the wheel for years and knows the clandestine routes of entry Tumbes. He knows how the mafia's of carriers that saddle desperate foreigners to come to Peru. "This path was used by the coyotes who transported the Haitians, passing them at night and in broad daylight, and there is no control here," he says as he travels along this road full of garbage.
It is a path that deviates to the right before it starts the Binationale Border Care Center (Cebaf) Tumbes, the only permitted country transition for the regular entry of foreigners to our country. They call it Loma Saavedra & # 39; and it is used by informal taxi drivers who roam the immigration control.
Many of them enter the Cebaf to offer their informal service in the presence of police and immigration officers. & # 39; Firulay & # 39; says they fought a few days ago with the formal taxi drivers of the Cebaf, whose vehicles are white. some Venezuelan they have access to the informal service because it is cheaper: it costs US $ 2 less than the 10 charged by the official agency.
Hernán Loayza, civil security administrator of the municipality Tumbes, as Firulay knows, the clandestine routes that cause contraband, drugs and foreigners. One of these points is the International Bridge of Green Waters. A policewoman told me there The trade that they can not intervene with a citizen, even though they see drugs, smuggled oil and even pass undocumented migrants.
Last Thursday a module with migrations was installed in this area, the function of which is to Venezuelan on the Temporary Continence of Permanence (PTP) procedure and urging them to enter by Cebaf, which is the only checkpoint that has the decentralized system and photographic record.
Another one of the informal steps Tumbes is South Beach, in Aguas Verdes, just where the boundary wall built by Ecuador ends. The area is pretty dangerous and unguarded; such as the El Papayal route, which is also used by traffickers of undocumented aliens.
"But there is also Matapalo, and at the border with Piura, El Alamor, La Tina in Lancones, distinguishes the area of Suyo, paths that are used to smuggle contraband and people out of law," Loayza said. In these areas, imports of smuggled goods, illegal mines and people with a background are regularly registered.
Given the enormous income of Venezuelan to our country, the head of the police region of Piura and Tumbes, General PNP César Cervantes, told this newspaper that it is the task of the Minister of the Interior to protect the rights of the Venezuelan and register them in the Cebaf.
However, he added that those who enter illegally are subject to immigration law. "We have strengthened the border posts in the illegal steps, the police are on the alert, we will carry out joint operations with the Department of State Security, and we will also support the traffickers", he said.
He added that they would carry out a fine intelligence mission to prevent the mafiosi of traffickers from abusing the Venezuelan who do not have a passport. Loayza has in turn said that she has the irregular entry of Venezuelan, which would rise from Saturday when a passport is required.
"We are going to meet the commissioners of the region Tumbes to agree strategies so that foreigners are not misled by taxi services, nor coyotes, as has already happened with Haitians. We know the routes: La Palma, Matapalo, the international bridge of green waters, Uña de Gato, Pocitos, Loma Saavedra, etc. ", he said.
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