Federal Prosecutors have charged Mexico’s former Secretary of Public Security with drug trafficking conspiracy and for making false statements.
Genaro Garcia Luna, the charged individual, served as Secretary from 2006 to 2012. During this time he was charged with helping the president develop strategy to battle Mexico’s drug cartels. He is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels.
The arrest of Mr. Genaro signals a large event in the drug war in Mexico. Prosecutors possess records that demonstrate the official’s large personal finances, ones that are inconsistent with the pay he received during his time in office.
Genaro Garcia Luna has lived in Miami, Florida since his retirement from public service in 2012, where he has continued to live off of former cartel bribes.