Former Mexican regime security chief Genaro Garcia Luna on trial in US over El Chapo bribes

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The man who once led the fight against the drug cartels in Mexico will go on trial this week in New York, accused of taking bribes in return for allowing drug shipments safe passage. Prosecutors say Genaro García Luna took millions of dollars from Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Sinaloa drug cartel, to allow the group to operate in Mexico. The former security chief, arrested in 2019 in the US, has pleaded not guilty. Jury selection begins on Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. Prosecutors allege the former head of the Mexican equivalent of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations accepted millions of dollars stuffed in briefcases and delivered by cartel members.” [editor’s note: The US Constitution requires that he be tried by a court/jury of the jurisdiction in which the alleged crimes took place. Which would be Mexico, not New York – TLK] (01/17/23)