Mexico charges 7 for “Fast & Furious” arms trafficking

Mexico City (AP) — A Mexican prosecutor said on Sunday that he had indicted seven people, including a former senior official, in a “wild speed” arms trafficking scandal.

The murder of Border Guard agent Brian Terry in December 2010 was a nuisance, allowing agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to buy guns to track weapons. Revealed a “fast and ferocious” investigation.

However, the agency lost most of the guns, including two found at the scene of Terry’s death in southern Arizona. The US government has thoroughly pursued prosecution of men involved in the murder.

Mexico states that Mexican drug gangs and former officials also participated in or failed to stop the smuggling of weapons.

Mexico’s Attorney General of Mexico’s office alleged arms trafficking against seven people on Sunday in a case more than a decade ago, including former country chief police officer Genaro Garcia Luna and former Durg Lord Joaquín Guzman Said that he had put on.

Garcia Luna was arrested in Texas in 2019 and is currently being tried in the United States for protecting drug gangsters. Mexico demanded his surrender in the face of allegations of illegal enrichment.

Garcia Luna was President Felipe Calderon’s Chief of Security in the 2006-2012 administration and was the leader in the government’s fight against organized crime.

Former Federal Police commander Luis Cardenas Palomino was also considered the right arm of Garcia Luna. Mexico has already arrested Cardenas Palomino on suspicion of torture, and US prosecutors have individually accused him of receiving millions of bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel.

Mexico has also charged Guzman in an arms trafficking case, but he has already been sentenced to life imprisonment in Colorado.