Mexico accuses García Luna and “El Chapo” for their participation in the arms trade of “Rápido y Furioso”


This new order issued by the judge establishes that there is evidence that these people are involved in illegal arms trafficking

This new order issued by the judge establishes that there is evidence that these people are involved in illegal arms trafficking

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A Mexican federal judge issued arrest warrants against Genaro García Luna, former secretary of Public Security, the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán and five other people for their participation in the case of arms trafficking called “Fast and furious.”

According to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), Another of the arrest warrants is Luis Cárdenas Palomino, intelligence coordinator of the Federal Police, under the command of García Luna..

“In accordance with the investigations carried out by the United States Department of Justice, the necessary information was obtained to establish said illegal traffic in firearms, which were used in various blood crimes in the country, from 2009 to 2009. recent dates, ”said the FGR.

The FGR also said that according to the investigations “it was established that these weapons were not only illegally introduced into the country, but also that they have been used in various criminal acts, which have already been investigated and prosecuted in Mexico.“.

According to data from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), it is estimated that annually, 200,000 firearms enter the United States illegally.

Even, under this argument, the lawsuit, presented before a Federal Court in Boston, USA, in August 2021, was related, where the government of Mexico points out 11 companies producing and distributing weapons to promote commercial practices “negligent and illicit, that facilitate the illegal traffic of arms to Mexico ”.

Nowadays, Genaro García Luna, has been detained since 2019 in a Brooklyn, New York jail, awaiting his trial before a United States federal court.

While, Mexican drug trafficker, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was sentenced by a New York court to life imprisonment in July 2019 for drug trafficking, money laundering and use of firearms.

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