The US officials in Dallas on Monday 9 December, arrested former Mexico’s former security minister, who was the brain behind the country’s war against the cartels. The minister, Genero Garcia Luna allegedly collected millions of dollars bribe from El Chapo and drafted a controversial plan to fight the cartels, which resulted in the loss of thousands of lives.
Luna is currently wanted in Mexico for various criminal acts, and also, a court document unsealed in Brooklyn shows allegations against him including conspiracy to traffic, lies about his criminal background for naturalization in the US, accepting bribes from Chapo’s syndicate to provide access for importing drugs into the US.
The Mexican director at the Washington Office of Latin America, Maureen Meyer stated that it’s a big challenge for the Mexican government, particularly the President, not to have unravelled the corruption existing among his officials. The director further stated that “for Luna’s criminal cases to be heard in the U.S and not discovered in Mexico emphasizes the weaknesses of Mexico’s criminal justice institutions.” This was also supported by a Mexican Journalist Emmanuel Gallardo, who said that “the situation shows that narcos can exist only because the state allows them to.”