Genaro García Luna will be prosecuted in the US for the same crime as Joaquín El Chapo Guzman (Photo art: Infobae, Jovani Silva)

Genaro García Luna, former head of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) during the administration of Felipe Calderón, was formally accused in the United States Attorney’s Office of Brooklyn, of leading a Continuous Criminal Company (Continuing Criminal Enterprise), the same crime for which the Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera “El Chapo”, founder of the Sinaloa Cartel.

In the official document, where the crimes for which an investigation of García Luna, Ramón Pequeño García and Luis Cárdenas Palomino, identifies that the Sinaloa Cartel operation was successful, in part, by the collusion of corrupt public officials.

“The Sinaloa Cartel had a structure that included thousands of members, including: (a) the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, who were the ones who made the final decisions in the organization regarding its drug trafficking and laundering activities money, as well as its corruption and law enforcement activities undertaken to preserve and protect its illegal activities; (b) security personnel, who protected the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel and participated in violent acts to promote the objectives of the organization; (c) plaza chiefs, who controlled certain territories for the Sinaloa Cartel and who were responsible for the transport of drugs through those territories; (d) carriers, such as ship and submarine crews, pilots, and truckers, who transported drugs from Colombia through Mexico and into the United States; (e) money launderers, who channeled drug profits from the United States to Mexico; and (f) corrupting public officials, who provided protection to the Sinaloa Cartel in exchange for bribes« Reads the charges of the Grand jury against former Mexican servers.

The US authorities abounded in the benefits granted to the criminal association led by Guzmán Loera for the bribes received and charged with four unlawful conduct to the detriment of public health and safety.

1.- Accept do not interfere with the drug shipments from the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, which generally consisted of multi-ton quantities of narcotics, and the vast majority of which were destined for the United States.

2.- Provide access to confidential information by law enforcement agencies on law enforcement operations against the Sinaloa Cartel.

3.- Address the members of rival cartels for arrest, in lieu of members of the Sinaloa Cartel, and provide confidential law enforcement information about members of rival cartels.

4.- Placing other corrupt officials in positions of power in certain areas of Mexico controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel.

A benefit relationship with the Sinaloa Cartel is presumed (Photo: Steve Allen)

In the same act, he is identified as responsible for distributing thousands of kilos of cocaine in the United States on six different occasions:

one.- 1,923 Kilograms in May 2002

two.- 1,925 kilograms in August 2002

3.- 1,997 kilograms in January 2003

4.- 19,000 kilograms in March 2007

5.- 23,000 kilograms in October 2007

6.- 5,000 kilograms in September 2008

That is, in the course of six years, the engineer graduated from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) is the alleged responsible for carrying 52,845 kilograms of cocaine with the intention of distribution and trade in the USA.

Likewise, the US prosecution indicates that the profits obtained from said illegal activity are laundered in Mexico to integrate into the assets of the accused.

Genaro Garcia Luna, former security secretary (Photo: . / Tomas Bravo)

« Drug sales of the Sinaloa Cartel in the United States generated billions of dollars in profits that were laundered back to Mexico and often drug money was physically transported from United States to Mexico in vehicles containing hidden compartments and by other clandestine means ”, the document abounds.

Finally, they were also pointed out to contribute to an international drug transfer emporium, since the production of the raw material sold in the US came from the southern cone of the American continent.

« The Sinaloa Cartel functioned through cooperation agreements and close coordination with the sources of cocaine supply from South America. The Sinaloa Cartel ran a large-scale narcotics transport network that involves the use of land, air, and maritime transport assets, shipping ton tons of cocaine from South America, through Central America and Mexico, and finally to the United States. The vast majority of drugs trafficked by the Sinaloa Cartel were imported into the United States, where they were consumed, ”said the Grand Jury.


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