Two exalted commanders of the Federal Police, who worked for the former secretary of Public Security, Genaro García Luna, were pointed out to receive bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel

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New York.- Two exalted commanders of the federal police Mexican, who worked for the country’s former Secretary of Public Security, Genaro García Lunahave been charged in U.S of receiving millionaire bribes from the Sinaloa cartel.

A federal grand jury brought charges against Luis Cárdenas Palomino and Ramón Pequeno, who, US prosecutors said on Thursday, « allowed the Sinaloa cartel to operate with impunity in Mexico » for years.

García Luna, who was arrested in December 2019, is in a New York jail awaiting trial. He is charged with charges of criminal association for cocaine trafficking and false testimony, and on Thursday he was charged with participating in a criminal enterprise.

Cárdenas Palomino and Pequeno have not been arrested, US authorities said.

García Luna, who was Secretary of Public Security from the end of 2006 to 2012 under the government of former President Felipe Calderón, has pleaded not guilty to the prosecutors’ accusations, who allege that he received enormous amounts of money from the Joaquín « El Chapo « Guzmán in exchange for allowing him to smuggle cocaine freely.