Monday, November 30, 2020

Mexico issues arrest warrant for ex-Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna

Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for ex-Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna. He pled not guilty last month to U.S. charges involving a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme of the Sinaloa cartel. An extradition request would follow the conclusion of the former minister’s trial in the United States.

Garcia Luna is accused of taking suitcases of cash from the Sinaloa cartel. He was arrested in late 2019 in Dallas and is currently being held in New York. His indictment rocked Mexico’s political establishment, marking the first time such a senior security figure had been nailed.