Mexico’s former top security chief was indicted by federal prosecutors in New York City on Tuesday on charges of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel.

51-year-old Genaro García Luna, who served in the administration of former President Felipe Calderón from 2006 to 2012, was charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy and a false statement charge in a federal court in Brooklyn.

At the time García Luna is alleged to have taken the bribes, he was in charge of Mexico’s Federal Police Force – the national police agency responsible for ensuring the country’s security.

Garcia Luna, now a resident of Florida, was apprehended by U.S. federal agents in Dallas on December 9th. He will remain in custody until his bail hearing on the 17th of December.

Brooklyn prosecutors say they will now seek Garcia Luna’s removal to the Eastern District of New York, where El Chapo faced trial last year. Former cartel operative Jesus Zambada has testified that he personally funneled $6 million in secret payments to the former security chief.

Zambada alleges that briefcases containing between $3 million and $5 million were delivered to Garcia Luna during two meetings at a restaurant in Mexico between 2005 and 2007.

“Today’s arrest demonstrates our resolve to bring to justice those who help cartels inflict devastating harm on the United States and Mexico, regardless of the positions they held while committing their crimes,” U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said.

Mexico’s former President Felipe Calderón, when asked whether he was aware of Garcia Luna’s illegal dealings, claimed that he was unaware of the details included in the court’s indictment.

Whether anyone believes him is another story.

27 thoughts on “Mexico’s Ex-Security Chief Charged With Taking Bribes From Drug Cartels”
  1. seriously mordida (the deadly bite) is the way Meh-hi-ko works from the sherifs to cops and federalizes , judges and presidents all live off the bribe.

  2. Let’s hope Trump threw them off the bench since they didn’t have the American people in mind when they make their decisions🤔 They need to let the case be televised unlike the ElChapo one was protected!

  3. Let’s hope Trump threw them off the bench since they didn’t have the American people in mind when they make their decisions🤔 They need to let the case be televised unlike the ElChapo one was protected!

  4. And this is supposed to surprise people??? The Mexican government has been nothing BUT crooked forever. Bribery is a way of life there.

  5. Not just in Mexico, unfortunately we have it here in the US. The only difference is that in Mexico things get done quicker with a bribe than in the US. Just look at our politicians on both sides of the isles . We have senators and congressmen that have a salary of less than $ 200,000 / yr and they retire as multimillionaires. Some corporations will have them give 1 hr speech and they get a $500,000 pay off but it’s just a bribe to have them vote on certain issues for their benefit.
    Mario.

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