Increase of corruption cases comes as a result of revelations in the trial of “El Chapo” Guzmán


Gerardo Reyes and Peniley Ramírez, from Univisión Investiga, present the exclusives developed by Genaro García Luna in recent years, including the luxury homes he occupied in Florida and the links with an intelligence firm that served in Mexico. Gerardo Reyes says that US prosecutors are reviewing the evidence and testimonies derived from the trial of “El Chapo” Guzmán to define priority objectives so that after García Luna more former officials linked to drug trafficking could come.

García Luna had a partnership with the Sinaloa Cartel

García Luna had a partnership with the Sinaloa Cartel and fought other groups as if it were a cartel, it was the Genaro Garcia Luna Cartel, says the former Federal Police commissioner.

Genaro García Luna, a former federal public security secretary during the six-year term of Felipe Calderón, had an alliance with the Sinaloa Cartel that provoked extreme violence by using his public office to support that criminal group and combat his rivals, he said. the former commissioner of the Federal Police, Javier Herrera Valles.

The official who warned Calderón of the alleged links of García Luna with the Sinaloa Cartel , explained that the former security secretary acted as if he were the leader of a drug cartel , so he joined the competition for traffic of drugs and began using the dependency under his charge against other criminal organizations.

Therefore, he rejected the fight against drug trafficking and said that instead there was a confrontation between cartels in which García Luna and his clique forced other groups to recruit extortionists and “hawks” or guards among the Common crime.

“It was not combat, what I had (GGL) was a society that I had (with the Sinaloa Cartel) and fought another group as if it were a cartel, it was the Genaro Garcia Luna Cartel, another cartel that annexed to drug trafficking competition, ”he said.

He said that the fight against organized crime served to provide protection to another of the cartels, so the beginning of the so-called “war on drug trafficking” only caused the increase in violence and the emergence of “armies” of common crime at the service of traditional cartels.

“Extreme violence begins at the beginning of that so-called war against drug trafficking, against organized crime, by attacking only a few cartels García Luna increases that violence, so those who were being attacked make use of common crime, make an army of hawks , of extortionists and that was really the cause that caused this extreme violence that could not be reversed, ”he said.

Herrera Valles emphasized that the other cartels, observing the intervention of García Luna as a public official to protect a criminal group , began to form their own “armies with people that had nothing to do with organized crime”, due to the imbalance that caused the alliance of the former federal security secretary with a single criminal group, that is, with the Sinaloa Cartel.

“Definitely, being using the power that his investiture gave him as an authority, as a public servant in matters of public security, he obviously attacks a cartel that has the necessary people, but being attacked by the other cartel and the Genaro cartel García Luna GGL) as an authority, they begin to organize with common crime, they begin to swell their ranks with armies of people who had nothing to do with organized crime, ”he reiterated.

He added that the intestinal war between criminal organizations, coupled with the role of García Luna as operator of the Sinaloa Cartel, began to decompose the environment, in addition to evidencing the collusion of GGL and several of its collaborators with criminals.

He regretted that the result was extreme violence and said that there is still no tendency that can reverse this problem in our country.

“It begins to decompose, the bowel war between them begins, there is a group being attacked by two cartels: that of García Luna and the other, with which they were colluded . But they also begin to focus on common crime and become armies that have not been able to reverse, increasingly violent leaders who are waiting for the fall of their leader. Here we have the consequences, this year we have already seen what has happened, it has not been possible to reverse this extreme violence, ”he said.

Former collaborator of García Luna advises Durazo: Javier Herrera Valles

The former commissioner of the Federal Police said that one of the main collaborators of Genaro García Luna, who was head of the Anti-Drug Division, Ramón Eduardo Pequeno García, today serves as an advisor to the Secretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo.

Javier Herrera Valles added that García Luna had several controls who did the dirty work for him, among which he highlighted his right arm, Luis Cárdenas Palomino, who served as former Intelligence Coordinator and Head of the Regional Security Division of the Federal police.

Other collaborators of García Luna indicated for alleged crimes and for having fortunes that do not correspond to the positions they held as public servants are the former Federal Police Commissioner, Víctor Gerardo Garay Cadena; the former Chief of the Intelligence Division, Armando Espinosa de Benito, and the former secretary of Public Security of Puebla, Facundo Rosas Rosas.

“So these people are criminals, where you put them will continue to commit crimes, Ramón Eduardo Pequeno García, another of García Luna’s people to finish her grinding, is an advisor to Alfonso Durazo in the Ministry of Public Security, so I really don’t understand what it is what is happening, ”he summed up.

You have to review security strategy, honest people are not enough: former commissioner

Given the escalation of violence in the country, Javier Herrera Valles said that the current government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador must rethink his security strategy.

“The violence continues to be increasingly greater, that the strategies are reviewed if there is one, attention should be paid to the security secretaries of the states, see profiles in the National Guard, you cannot bring people however honest it may be , they face complicated situations, capacity is also required, crime has already lost respect for the authority and the National Guard, ”he said.

Herrera Valles said that, in addition to focusing on hiring honest elements for the National Guard, the López Obrador government must have experienced police officers in the fight against organized crime, avoid the displacement of personnel and review the profiles of the 32 secretaries of State public security , as well as appointments in all municipalities of security directors, because these types of charges are distributed through favoritism and compadrazgos, which means that there are people without experience.

” People without experience or police training can ally themselves with organized crime, give up or become” fallen arms police “due to the pressure implied by such responsibility,” he concluded.

Source:, la jornada, proceso

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