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    Mexico's former defense minister, Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda.

    By Parker Asmann.

    Authorities in Mexico said they will not pursue criminal charges against a former defense minister who US prosecutors accused of colluding with organized crime groups to traffic drugs, only for them to drop the case when security ties between the two countries showed signs of fraying.

    Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced in a January 14 press release that it had cleared General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who served as Mexico’s defense minister under former President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), of all criminal allegations made against him by US prosecutors.

    In the statement, prosecutors said that evidence showed Cienfuegos “never had any encounter with the members of the criminal organization investigated by US authorities, nor did he maintain any communication with them, nor did he carry out acts tending to protect or help said individuals.” ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Minister, Accuses US of ‘Fabricating’ Drug Charges. More #InSightCrime.

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