Friday, July 17, 2020

Genaro Garcia Luna a wicked cartel gangster - US

From 2001 to 2005, Garcia Luna led Mexico's federal investigation agency, and from 2006 to 2012, he served as Mexico's Secretary of Public Security. Mexico's former top security official trafficked cocaine and took millions in bribes to protect drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, prosecutors claim.

Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, is said to have been involved with the Sinaloa Cartel. A superseding indictment issued a new charge of 'engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.' He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Garcia Luna is currently awaiting trial in New York after pleading not guilty on charges he conspired to traffic cocaine and made false statements.
Two other high-ranking Mexican law enforcement officials, Luis Cardenas Palomino, 51, and Ramon Pequeno Garcia, 53, were also charged with cocaine trafficking.

Garcia Luna had been the subject of testimony of former cartel member Jesus Zambada during kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's trial last year.  He testified that he personally made at least $6m in hidden payments to Garcia Luna between 2005 and 2007.