The auto parts theft trend in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area now includes catalytic converters. Some victims find out months later. One of those affected, Alejandro Reynaga, detailed how the catalytic converter was removed from his truck in an oversight. “I even realized during a verification, there they told me that I didn’t have the catalytic converter,” he said.
Abraham Torres Andrade, General Director of Air Quality, assured that the business is for the manufacture of jewelry and not for workshops to benefit from the verification. “The catalysts are stolen because inside they have a honeycomb with precious metals that are used in jewelry, they have platinum, rhodium and iridium; these metals decompose the gases, as a filter”. The version of the State Prosecutor’s Office on the phenomenon was requested, but it did not give an answer.
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