Former top police official in Mexico is arrested for torture

07/06/2021

Source: NBC News

Mexico said Monday it has arrested a former leading police official on charges of torture from nearly a decade ago. Former Federal Police commander Luis Cárdenas Palomino was considered the right-hand man of former security secretary Genaro García Luna. García Luna is now being held on drug trafficking charges in the United States.

U.S. prosecutors have also accused Cárdenas Palomino of accepting millions in bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, once run by imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. It was not clear if Mexico would consider extraditing Cárdenas Palomino.

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