Former Mexican govt official who took bribes from cartel headed by ‘El Chapo’ arrested in US

Former Mexican govt official who took bribes from cartel headed by ‘El Chapo’ arrested in US


An ex-government official of Mexico has been arrested on costs that he allowed the Sinaloa cartel, headed by the infamous Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, to proceed working in alternate for multi-million greenback bribes.

Genaro Garcia Luna was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn stated. Garcia served as Mexico’s secretary of public safety between 2006 and 2012.

The previous prime official was charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy and one depend of creating false statements, in accordance with an indictment unsealed on Tuesday in a Brooklyn court docket.

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He’s accused of getting accepted bribes from the cartel in alternate for providing safety to its members whereas he was serving beneath President Felípe Calderón, who waged a bloody struggle in opposition to drug cartels.

It’s believed that Garcia is the very best rating Mexico official ever charged with drug-trafficking within the US.

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