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  Former Mexico defence minister arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Oct 16, 2020 08:51pm
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AuthorDavid Agren
News DateFriday, October 16, 2020 07:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMexico’s former defence secretary has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering, becoming the latest in a string of senior officials accused of collaborating with the very criminal groups they were supposed to be confronting.

Gen Salvador Cienfuegos was detained at Los Angeles international airport late on Thursday, and is expected to appear in court on Friday afternoon, according to the foreign secretary, Marcelo Ebrard.

Cienfuegos was Mexico’s top military official during the 2012-2018 presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, and played a key role in the militarized “war on drugs”.
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