Genaro García Luna, the former security director for the Government of Mexico, was arrested in Dallas last month for drug trafficking and bribery, as well as for lying to immigration authorities over corrupt practices while in office in Mexico.
Long Career Meant Easy Access
Garcia Luna was in charge of the AFI (Agency for Federal Investigation) in Mexico from 2001 to 2005, Mexico’s domestic intelligence agency and equivalent to the MI5 services in England or General Directorate for Internal Security in France.
Then, from 2006 to 2012, Garcia Luna was placed in charge of all security operations related to policing, allowing him to design a federal police force that was later supplanted … by another Federal Police force. The tasks of both forces was to develop anti-drug trafficking and anti-kidnapping efforts. He worked closely with Televisa once to fake a kidnapping rescue, using the actually arrested kidnappers for the staged event.
From 2012 to 2018, Garcia Luna enjoyed business ties with former members of various US intelligence agencies. He was seeking to develop a private consulting outfit for the purpose of training global police forces in anti-drug trafficking efforts. In all likelihood, the operation was probably a new venue to launder ill gotten funds.
High Level Witness
As an official, he was also working for the Sinaloa Cartel. He has entered a plea of not guilty in a NY federal court, but the testimony from the son and brother of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada could be damning and classified documents could prove the case.