Lopez Obrador criticizes DEA role in Mexico after ex-army chief's arrest

Lopez Obrador criticizes DEA role in Mexico after ex-army chief's arrestMexico’s president has criticized the historic role played by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in his country days after a former Mexican army chief was arrested in Los Angeles on drugs charges at the behest of the DEA. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described Thursday’s arrest of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos as evidence of rampant corruption in past governments. Speaking in the southern state of Oaxaca on Saturday, Lopez Obrador said the DEA had for years dealt with Cienfuegos and Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s security minister from 2006-12 who has also been charged in the United States with drug trafficking offenses.


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