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Mexico charges ex-security chief who faces trial in US

Added 11-29-20 04:03:01pm EST - “Mexican officials said Sunday they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gar” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Mexico charges ex-security chief who faces trial in US”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials said Sunday they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gará Luna in his own country, despite the fact he faces trial in the U.S. for allegedly protecting a drug gang.

The action follows a U.S. decision to drop charges against another former top Mexican official accused of drug links, ex-Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos, and leave any prosecution up to Mexico.

A federal official told The Associated Press on Sunday that the Attorney General’s Office had issued an arrest warrant on Friday for former Public Security Secretary García Luna and that officials “are assessing the viability of starting an extradition process.”

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The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to discuss the case publicly, said García Luna is accused here of illegal enrichment.

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