‘The Godfather’: Mexico’s ex-defense chief helped ship tons of cocaine and heroin, charges say

REUTERS, OCTOBER 16, 2020 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico‚Äôs former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos used his power in office to protect the Beltran-Leyva cartel, directing military operations against rival gangs and even finding maritime transport to ship drugs, U.S. prosecutors said. Cienfuegos, arrested at Los Angeles airport on Thursday, took bribes in return for protection … Continue reading ‘The Godfather’: Mexico’s ex-defense chief helped ship tons of cocaine and heroin, charges say