7 febrero, 2023

Mexico ex Defense Secretary arrested in Los Angeles airport and taken to the city´s Metropolitan Detention Center


Mexico´s Former defense Secretary, general Salvador Cienfuegos, was arrested in Los Angeles international airport (LAX) according to a tweet by Mexico´s secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcello Ebrard, who said he had been informed about the detention by US ambassador, Christopher Landau, minutes later he posted that he had already contacted Mexico´s Consulate in Los Angeles but had no further information at the moment.

American media mentinoed that people who had knowledge of the arrest said that General Cienfuegos arrest had to do with an arrest warrant and that he had been detained by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), he was Secretary of Defense during Enrique Peña Nieto´s administration, it is the third high profile political arrest in the last year, altogether with Genaro García Luna, former Senator and National Security Secretary; and former Governor of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte.

General Cienfuegos landed in LAX with his family and he was arrested there, supposedly by the DEA, and taken lo Los Angeles Detention Center, his family was free to go, and INTERNET sources revealed that the charges were related to drug traficking and money laundering.

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