Mexico says ex-defense minister arrested in US

Mexico City (AFP) – Former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in the United States on undisclosed charges, Mexico’s foreign minister said Thursday. Cienfuegos, who was defense chief from 2012-2018, was reportedly on a trip with his family when he was detained at Los Angeles airport.”The consul in Los Angeles will inform me of the charges in the next few hours. We will offer the consular assistance to which he is entitled,” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter.The Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, quoting unnamed sources at the US Department of Justi…

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