The prosecutors in the case USA against the former Secretary of Public Security of Mexico Genaro Garcia Luna focused on the third day of the trial on trying to link the sale of cocaine in the city of NY with the Sinaloa Mexican cartela key connection in the complaint against the former Mexican politician.
To do this, this Wednesday they summoned several agents from different security forces, such as the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Immigration and Customs Service (ICE), The Customs and Border Protection of the United States (CBP) or the Chicago Narcotics Police to talk about cocaine seizures in New York and also in Chicago.
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These seizures reinforced the testimony of a cooperating witness of the Prosecutor’s Office, Tirso Martinez Sanchezwho worked as the person in charge of the introduction of cocaine for the Sinaloa cartel through rail transport, from Mexico to three US cities: Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
In his statement, Martínez Sánchez mentioned the raids on two of his cocaine warehouses in New York and one in Chicago.
The former head of Public Security of Mexico during the era of the president Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) is accused of four crimes related to drug trafficking: participating in a criminal enterprise, conspiracy for the international distribution of cocaine, conspiracy for the distribution and possession of cocaine, and conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States.
The Prosecutor’s Office hopes to convince the members of the jury “Beyond reasonable doubt” that, ultimately, García Luna is responsible for the sale of cocaine in the United States because he actively collaborated with the criminal gang.
At first, the Prosecutor’s Office wanted to use the testimony of Martínez Sánchez to point out García Luna again as the target of bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, but finally had to renounce it due to the rejection of the judge. Brian Coganwho felt that there was not enough material to make that connection.
So, the government lawyers focused on trying to prove that the drug dealers from the Sinaloa clan were selling their drugs in the United States.
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The Prosecutor’s Office closed the day and the week -there will be no hearing on Thursday and Friday-, with the testimony of a small New York trafficker of Dominican origin, identified as Hector Tolentinowho sold different types of drugs in New York that he received from a Mexican clan trafficker, before being arrested in 2019.
During the testimony of Tolentino, 31 years old and who appeared dressed in a prison uniform, the Prosecutor’s Office showed a video that his partner from the Sinaloa clan, identified as “Don Manuel”, he had sent him and in which a narcocorrido is heard that talks about taking drugs from Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa, to New York.
dirty shirts for his wife
García Luna, who this Wednesday delivered several dirty shirts to his wife, Linda Cristina Pereyrahe was animated as in the previous views and did not spare smiles, greetings to his defense team and, in particular, to the head of the team Cesar de Castrowhom he hugged before leaving the room.
In this first week, the Prosecutor’s Office began to call its witnesses. The first and most conclusive witness has been the Sinaloa cartel narco, now repentant, Sergio Villarreal Barraganalias “The big one”, who claimed to have witnessed the payment of bribes to García Luna, by the capo Arturo Beltran Leyvaleader of the Sinaloan faction of the Beltran Leyva brothers.
According to “El Grande”, in exchange for monthly payments that ranged between 1.5 million, first, and that reached 3 million dollars, García Luna provided the cartel with information, help to fight against rival factions and guaranteed the appointment of commanders related security throughout the country.
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“El Grande” went so far as to describe the bribes to the former Mexican Public Security Minister as the best investment of the Sinaloa cartel.
For its part, the defense has stuck to its strategy of arguing that the Prosecutor’s Office does not have any “Test” objective against your client, such as documents, recordings or photographs.
And that the case is based on “rumors” Y “Speculations of murderers, kidnappers and drug dealers”, who only seek revenge on whoever was most responsible for fighting drug trafficking and benefit from reduced sentences for collaborating with the US government.
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