Based on “high-level” sources in the Mexican government, the news agency reported that this was the deal with the United States Attorney General, William Barr, to drop the charges against the military man.
The government of Mexico has promised to arrest a drug trafficking leader in exchange for the withdrawal of charges and the release of the head of the Ministry of National Defense in the last six-year term, Salvador Cienfuegos, according to know the Reuters agency.
Based on “high-level” sources from the Mexican government, the news agency reported that this was the deal with the United States Attorney General, William Barr, to free the Mexican military.
“Mexico promised to collaborate with the United States in the capture of a primary target,” said the source, who requested anonymity for not being authorized to testify on the subject, before adding that the criminal has trafficked large amounts of fentanyl to the United States. United.
The US government dropped the case against retired General Salvador Cienfuegos this week citing “sensitive and important” foreign policy considerations that outweighed the interest in pursuing the charges.
Questioned about it, Daniel Millán, spokesman for Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, told Reuters that he had no information on an agreement on a high-level capture.
Until now, the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has upheld the version that there is nothing hidden in the release of the former Secretary of Defense.