On Tuesday, February 6, Tijuana waste-management crews and emergency officials began removing more than 100 tons of garbage that were discovered in a 9000-square-foot warehouse in the colonia known as Las Huertas.
Area residents indicated that two months ago the site began receiving truckloads, which gradually increased in number. About a month ago, residents said the smell was unbearable and they began to complain, but it was not until last week that city officials cut the lock on the warehouse and discovered what was inside.
Urban development secretary David Navarro Herrera said that the city would pursue legal action against the property’s owner. In addition to fines for the irregular use of the land, the owner of the premises will be charged for the cost of cleaning.
Environmental protection director Michelle Rodríguez Mora said fines amount to 400,000 pesos, the equivalent of over $31,000.