Mexico Issues Warrant for ex-Security Chief Accused of Aiding Cartel

Garcia Luna is accused of taking suitcases of cash from the Sinaloa cartel to ensure safe passage for its drugs as well as passing on information about its rivals.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for a former security minister wanted on corruption charges and may request his extradition from the United States where he is being held awaiting trial, an official told Reuters.

Ex-Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna pled not guilty last month to U.S. charges involving a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme allegedly designed to boost the Sinaloa cartel once headed by jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The new arrest warrant was issued on Friday, November 27th,  and resulted from a charge of illegal enrichment in Mexico, according to an . . .

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