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U.S. officials say new Mexican law could benefit drug cartels

9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago Thursday, December 17 2020 Dec 17, 2020 December 17, 2020 9:42 PM December 17, 2020 in News - Local

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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