Mexico Agreed with U.S. to Arrest Fentanyl Drug Kingpin in Deal for General Cienfuegos

Reuters says in an exclusive report that Mexico privately told U.S. Attorney General William Barr it would work with the United States to arrest a high-level cartel leader involved with trafficking large quantities of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico has committed to the arrest of a high-level cartel leader under a deal with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to drop U.S. drug trafficking charges against a former Mexican defense minister, a senior Mexican source told Reuters.

The United States dropped the case against retired General Salvador Cienfuegos this week citing “sensitive and important” foreign policy considerations that outweighed interest in pursuing the charges . . .

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