‘Don’t be too quick to judge people’: Ricardo Monreal takes the stand in the Garcia Luna case

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In the Case of Ricardo Monreal Garcia Luna (Quartoscuro)

leader Brunette in the Senate of the Republic of Ricardo Montreal AvilaTalked about the trial of a former Mexican federal official Genaro Garcia Luna who is being accused drug trafficking and money laundering Court in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

The senator said it was better in the case of an “unpublished case”. don’t be too quick to accuse people until they have the evidence they need to do so and in the midst of a wave of media covering the phenomenon.

“What is important is the support of the evidence and the evidence of the evidence. As smart as the dates, deliveries, and bribes mentioned in the testimony may seem, we are not ahead of ourselves in making judgments. a priori“We will not judge people until we have enough evidence,” he said.

Moreover, Morena’s 2024 presidential candidate spoke about it. an unprecedented event in history. “This is an unprecedented event in Mexico and the United States,” said the president of the Senate’s Political Coordination Council (Jucopo).

In relation to this case, he points out that various squads hired by the cartels tried to smuggle drugs and commit various crimes “in participation and protection of duty bodies”.

It should be noted that García Luna allegedly received a bribe from a millionaire. The Sinaloa Cartel he served as Secretary of Public Security during the government Felipe Calderonalso director of Mexico’s Federal Investigation Agency Vincent Fox.

“It’s an old problem, it’s a problem that everyone talks about, but no one dares to accuse or make it public”

More than 60 witnesses will appear in the trial against Garcia Luna, including drug traffickers (REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)
More than 60 witnesses will appear in the trial against Garcia Luna, including drug traffickers (REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)

However, the former governor of Zacatecas also wants the case to serve to prevent the recurrence of graft and corruption cases in Mexico. “But we want transparency Let this be an example so that it does not happen again Corruption, coexistence, protection, bribery, corruption in our country, unfortunately, it has taken over our country,” concluded his message published on Wednesday, January 25.

For his part, last Tuesday the President of Mexico — Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)— announced that he would be reporting on what he considered a “tragi-comedy” every day on the ongoing case against a former Calderonista official.

He even expressed three possible hypotheses about the situation. In the first of them, he raised this possibility Garcia Luna is innocent and American justice must release him, although it may tarnish the reputation of the accusers.

According to the charges, Garcia Luna received millions of dollars from the Sinaloa cartel (REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)
According to the charges, Garcia Luna received millions of dollars from the Sinaloa cartel (REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)

The second hypothesis states that “Super cop” is guilty, but he concealed himself from his authorities, and acted deceitfully; that is, of presidents Calderon Hinojosa and Fox Quezada. And finally, the third theory supports that Garcia Luna committed the crime with the permission and supervision of the federal executive authorities at the time.

“This is the third hypothesis, that he acted this way because he at least had the license of the president or presidents,” López Obrador accused.

On this Wednesday, he also gave information about the court. “Corruption is not acceptable under any circumstances, but those who try to fight violence and avoid drug addiction, which is currently killing thousands of young people, do harm if they are part of drug-trafficking gangs. , if they use the power for this purpose,” he said.

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