The former Mexican Defense Minister arrested on suspicion of drug crimes was withdrawn from the charge.
American media: There is another hidden secret in this matter.
Previously, former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfugos was arrested at Los Angeles Airport on charges of drug crimes. According to U.S. media reports, on the 17th local time, U.S. Attorney General Barr announced that he had requested the withdrawal of the charges against Seanfuegos. Regarding the “withdrawal of charges”, the New York Times reported on the 19th that there was another matter.
According to several foreign media reports, Cienfuegos was born in Mexico City in 1948. He has successively served as the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Army and Air Force, and served as the Minister of Defense under the former President Enrique Peña Nieto.
However, several departments, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, have accused Seanfuegos of using his authority to use his power as an “umbrella” for a drug trafficking in Mexico, and is suspected of laundering, drug trafficking and other criminal activities in New York, Los Angeles and other cities in the United States.
However, on November 17, U.S. Attorney General Barr announced that he had reached an agreement with the Mexican judiciary that the United States would withdraw the charges against Cienfuegos and submit it to the Mexican authorities for follow-up investigation.
According to the New York Times, the Mexican government has expressed dissatisfaction with the arrest and charges of Cienfuegos, and pressured the United States by repatriating all the agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico and lifting the cooperation agreement between the two countries to jointly combat drug trafficking groups.
On October 15, Seanfuegos flew to Los Angeles for a holiday with his family. He was arrested when he arrived at Los Angeles Airport and appeared in the local court for the first time the next day.
According to an October 21 report by the New York Times, according to information obtained by U.S. law enforcement agencies, there was a mysterious and powerful figure in Mexico’s drug crime community who was called the “Godfather” (El Padrino” by various criminal gangs. According to information, this “godfather” may be Seanfuegos.
The United States accused Seanfuegos of accepting bribes from the gang of Beltrán Leva, Mexico’s largest drug trafficking group, to help the organization smuggle “thousands of kilograms” of various drugs into the United States. The United States said that the information came from the large amount of mobile phone communication between Seanfugos and the members of the organization intercepted.
It is reported that although the Mexican judiciary said that it had launched an investigation into Cienfuegos, many of the U.S. law enforcement agencies that have been in charge of the case expressed strong dissatisfaction with the decision of the U.S. Department of Justice to withdraw the charges.
According to past news, in December 2019, Genero García Luna, the former security minister who was in charge of the Mexican intelligence system, was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on suspicion of being an “umbrella” for Guzmman, a famous international drug lord. Seanfuegos was the second drug-related drug-related in the United States after Luna. Arrested senior Mexican official.