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Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 December 10, 2019 10:06 PM December 10, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MARK STEVENSON and MARIA VERZA
Associated Press

Mexico City (AP) - Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on U.S. soil rather in Mexico. The 51-year-old García Luna left the security post nearly a decade ago and moved to the U.S. He has been charged in federal court in New York with three counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of making false statements. Says one former Mexican prosecutor: “This wasn't a surprise.''

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