translated from Spanish: Reveal alleged deal to free Cienfuegos in US

Mexico City.- The Government of Mexico allegedly agreed with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to withdraw charges and release former National Defense Secretary (Sedena), General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, in the six-year history of former President Enrique Peña Nieto, through the alleged commitment to the detention of a drug trafficking leader, sources of «high level» of the Mexican government revealed. This was disseminated by the Reuters news agency on the night of this Friday, November 20, which mentions an alleged agreement to achieve the release of the retreating military.
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Based on the information issued by Reuters, it reads: «Mexico pledged to collaborate with the United States in capturing a primary objective,» and gives more details of the alleged offender who would be captured and handed over to the authorities of the neighboring country, and refers to a trafficker of large numbers of fentalino to U.S. territory.

The Process Portal notes that sources from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) were consulted and refer to Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard’s spokesman, Daniel Millán, who claims to be unaware of a high-level agreement and the capture of a major drug trafficker. On November 18, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) declared that his government did not hand over or agree on anything with the United States to dismiss the charges against General Salvador Cienfuegos, in order for his process to take place in our country. Prior to it being announced that the U.S. judge carrying the case of the former holder of the Mexican National Defense Secretariat officially dismissed the charges, the president stated that no information on the case was being concealed. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was arrested on October 15 at an airport in Los Angeles, California, on charges of committing drug manufacturing, import and distribution offences in the United States, as well as money laundering. In addition, Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard endorsed THE statement made by AMLO and said that authorizing the dismissal of the DEA’s charges against General Salvador Cienfuegos, the former secretary of the National Defense would be repatriated to Mexico as a free citizen, as the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) has not filed an arrest warrant against him. At the time, Ebrard also indicated that the FGR is already conducting investigations against General Cienfuegos, however the inquiries have not determined that the Prosecutor’s Office is presenting charges against him, as he assured that there is no impunity agreement with the United States.It was the night of November 18, that the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) revealed that the former Secretary of National Defense arrived. Salvador Cienfuegos to Toluca Airport, State of Mexico, following the withdrawal of charges from the U.S. authorities.At 18:40 a.m. he arrived at the FGR hangar located at Toluca Airport, State of Mexico, the Gulfstream 4 aircraft, N40VC registration, of the United States Government, which came from New Jersey Airport. From the plane descended eight minutes later the General of Division in Retirement, former secretary of the National Defense, Salvador Cienfuegos Cepeda, dressed in formal clothes and tie. Subsequently, Salvador Cienfuegos was notified by the Agent of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Federation of the existence of an investigation in which he is involved. This investigation folder was initiated by the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic with information received from the Department of Justice of the United States of America, which will hereinafter be provided by the Mexican authorities.

Upon notification, the former Sedena secretary provided the FGR with your personal and contact information, including address and cell phone, where it may be located and cited for the appropriate steps required by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. According to the FGE’s communiqué, Cienfuegos Zepeda expressed its total disposin to meet the research’s own requirements and eventually retired to sleep at home.



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