US judge approves dropping drug charges against Mexican ex-defense chief
US judge approves dropping drug charges against Mexican ex-defense chief

New York (AFP) – A US judge on Wednesday granted a government request to drop drug trafficking and money laundering charges against a former Mexican defense minister who will now be sent back to Mexico.Prosecutors for the US Department of Justice on Tuesday asked New York Judge Carol Amon to release Salvador Cienfuegos from prison so that Mexico can do its own probe and potentially prosecute him.Amon said she had “no reason to doubt the government’s determination that the Mexican prosecuting authorities sincerely wish to pursue an investigation and possible prosecution of this defendant.”Durin…

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