Government Mexican celebrated this Tuesday that the former Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, Genaro Garcia Lunahas been found guilty by a US jury of the five counts for which he was tried, four of them related to the drug trafficking.
“Justice has arrived for whoever was a squire of Felipe Calderon (President between 2006 and 2012). The crimes against our people will never be forgotten.”, said the spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, Jesus Ramirez Cuevason his Twitter account.
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After several weeks of trial, in which several Mexican drug traffickers pointed out, as witnesses, their ties to the organized crimethe 12 members of the popular jury found García Luna guilty this Tuesday, for which he faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.
The crimes for which he will be sentenced are the management of a criminal enterprise whose activity continues to this day; conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to distribute and possess 5 kilograms or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute it in USAand conspiracy to import the same amount or more.
Also for giving false testimony to the US authorities when he applied for citizenship.
Judge Brian Coganwho already condemned the capo Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to life imprisonment, has announced that he will pass sentence on June 27.
García Luna, 54, has a long record as a police officer, coming to be in charge of the extinct Federal Investigation Agency (AFI), but he became especially known for leading the so-called drug war promoted by Calderón, which began one of the bloodiest times in the history of Mexico.
This very morning, the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorwho has followed the case exhaustively since his daily press conferences, assured that “will not leave” the case after the jury verdict.
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He also did not rule out that Mexico request his extradition from the United States, since he said that there are “criminal complaints” against him.
In addition, López Obrador regretted that the trial did not take into account the civil lawsuit that his Government filed in 2020 in Florida to claim 700 million dollars that, it alleged, García Luna obtained illegally from public resources.
And he recalled the importance of the trial, since it puts the magnifying glass on Calderón, one of his great political rivals.
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