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Mexico Accuses “Senior US Officials” relationship with García Luna, accused of drug trafficking

The Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)denounced this Wednesday that “senior officials of the United States” had a relationship with Genaro García Luna, former Secretary of Security of Mexico (2006-2012) who is facing a trial for alleged links to drug trafficking.

“Evidently García Luna was very influential in the media, but not only in Mexico, but he had relationships, which may be work relationships, with senior officials of the US government”said the president in his morning press conference.

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His statements come one day after the start of the trial for drug trafficking in New York against garcia moonformer Secretary of Security during the presidency of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), after more than 3 years in prison for allegedly cooperating with the Sinaloa Cartel.

By displaying an article from The New York Times about the former official, accused of accepting bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel in exchange for facilitating its operations, AMLO asked “If authorities from the United States were involved, they should be called to testify and participate.”

“So that is why the trial is very important, how far the agents or authorities of the United States, the agencies, were involved. How is this double life? On the one hand, he is rewarded, he is recognized and, on the other hand, he has a relationship of protection to organized crime.”he expressed.

garcia moon He appeared on Tuesday in the first day of selection of the jury that will settle his responsibility in the accusation of drug trafficking for approximately two months.

About, Lopez Obrador He reiterated his request to disseminate all the information on the trial due to the relevance of the former official, who was the top security chief during the start of the so-called “war on drugs.”

“You have to see what relationships there were, if it is shown that he received money, bribes, if he kept the money or if there was a distribution of the loot, and who benefited, what other authorities”enunciated.

In addition, he requested USA return money to Mexico if it is shown that officials from that country received bribes related to the trial.

“Of course, we are already raising it in general, in all cases. What is money from Mexico has to return to Mexico, even if they are trials that are carried out in the United States, they have to return the money to us ”indicated.

Source: Elcomercio

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