U.S. officials say new Mexican law could benefit drug cartels
On Tuesday, the lower house of the Mexican congress approved a law that strips immunity from foreign agents in Mexico, U.S. Attorney General William Bar said the approval could benefit drug cartels.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D- Laredo, said the new law came as a response to the arrest of Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, the former Mexican secretary of defense.
Cienfuegos Zepeda was arrested in October and accused of taking bribes in exchange for permitting a cartel to operate in Mexico.
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