Funds from sale of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s jet will be put toward the deployment of the newly-formed national guard

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to fund a crackdown on migrants to Mexico from Central America with proceeds from the sale of his office’s aircraft, a 787 Dreamliner which has been on offer since shortly after the Mexican president took office in December.

Funds from the sale would be put toward the deployment of the newly-formed national guard which has the power to detain migrants without correct papers, López Obrador said on Wednesday.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/12/mexicos-president-says-sale-of-plane-will-fund-migrant-crackdown