Former Nayarit attorney general imprisoned in the US for drug trafficking

Edgar Veytia, who was Nayarit’s top law enforcement official, admitted to conspiring with a drug cartel operating in his home state of Nayarit to smuggle thousands of kilograms of narcotics from Mexico into the United States for distribution in the New York area.

On Thursday September 26th, the former attorney general of Mexico’s Pacific coast state of Nayarit, hit hard by drug cartel violence in recent years, was sentenced to 20 years in a U.S. federal prison for his role in a major Mexican-U.S. narcotics trafficking ring.

Edgar Veytia, who was Nayarit’s top law enforcement official from 2013 until his arrest in San Diego in 2017, was sentenced by a federal judge in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

In January, he pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

In his plea agreement with the government, Veytia, 48, admitted to conspiring with a drug cartel operating in his home state to smuggle thousands of kilograms of narcotics from Mexico into the United States for distribution in the New York area.

The Mazatlan Post Newsroom with information from Notimex