Former Mexican Public Security Secretary Genaro García Luna. Photo: Google


Mexico’s former Public Security Secretary Genaro García Luna was found guilty on five counts of criminal activity by a New York jury on Tuesday, Feb. 21, four of which involved accepting millions of dollars in bribes from Mexico’s biggest organized crime group, the Sinaloa Drug Cartel.

The jury delivered its verdict after a four-week trial and three days of deliberation in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

García Luna, who was arrested in the Texas in 2019, had pleaded not guilty.

The 54-year-old could now face up to 10 years in prison.

He is the highest-ranking Mexican official ever to be tried in the United States.

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