AMLO says that Mexico was a narco-state 1:54
(CNN Spanish) - The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said this Monday at a press conference that it is possible to speak of a “narco-state” as a result of the investigation that involves Genaro García Luna, who was secretary of Public Security during the six-year term of President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012).
López Obrador was questioned about a journalistic investigation that reveals names of current officials in security areas who were collaborators of García Luna and said that there will be no impunity and has issued instructions to the Secretary of Security, Alfonso Durazo, not to allow them to work in the current Government to former collaborators of García Luna.García Luna's case will be in New York 3:07
“There was talk of a narco-state and I honestly, at that time, thought that it was not correct to classify the Mexican state in that way, but then with all this that is coming to light, well, yes, you can speak of a narco-state. Because the government was taken. Those who were in charge of fighting crime were at the service of crime. Crime was in command, crime had a great influence, it was the one that decided who to pursue and who to protect, "said the Mexican president.
López Obrador expressed that “there must be a dividing line, a border between authority and crime. Do not mix, there is no collusion because then we are all unprotected. We are left in a defenseless state, we are in the hands of crime ”.
Genaro García Luna has an open process in a New York court where he is accused of drug trafficking, accepting bribes from the Sinaloa cartel and giving false statements to authorities, for which García Luna has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.
García Luna was arrested on December 10, 2019 in Texas and later transferred to New York.
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