Saturday, March 25, 2023

Garcia Luna, a lucky detective: at the age of 32 he already had three properties

Mexico City ,

Travel Genaro Garcia Luna Mexican politics for public service can be summed up in a proverb: “Don’t kill me, keep me where I am”.

,He started his career as a detective in Barely Extinction Center for Investigation and National Security (CSEN)He started his phase as a property accumulator to such an extent that at the age of barely 32, he already owned two houses and a business premises.

A copy of your last net worth statement that records Garcia Moon He bought his first house in 1997, when he was barely 29 years old and worked as a private intelligence agent: he paid 450,000 pesos in cash to acquire 160 square meters of land, of which 320 square meters A piece was included. Meter Building.

that purchase was a giant leap for him Garcia Moonwho was known as a bully with financial deprivation due to his parents’ small jobs coming in at the panty factory in the Romero Rubio neighborhood, Venustiano Carranza Mayor’s Office.

Former Security Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna.  (Special)
Former Security Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna. (special)

,A year after that first acquisition, also at an exhibition, when he turned 30, the mid-ranking official got himself 100 square meters of commercial space: he took out 215,000 pesos from his wallet, which some young people The amount was He has savings at his age.

And following the purchase, in 2000, García Luna—already 32 years old and serving as the new Federal Investigation Agency’s general director of planning and operations—purchased a third property, again in cash: He paid 522,000 pesos for a large house with 450 square meters of surface.

submachine gun and harley davidson

as well as that Garcia Moon Began a career as a collector of real estate, rumors of his bad reputation began: in police circles it was known submachine gun – so nicknamed because of his stammer – took “commissions” from crime victims who approached him to solve their cases.

“If he solved the kidnapping without requiring the family to pay ransom, he asked for a percentage of the ransom that the family ‘saved’. And if he managed to recover goods from a stolen vehicle on the highway, he That was his specialty and his business: kidnapping and highway robbery, because that’s where he made a lot of money,” he said. Millennium A former AFI agent who worked with Genaro Garcia Luna in those years.

His tastes were also ostentatious: he needed to be called a “licenciado” – although he graduated as a mechanical engineer – and wore expensive watches that he liked to be large and ostentatious as much as they were fine and elegant. It was the same with bottles of wine and perfume: the brand didn’t matter, but the price did.

A year later, in 2001, after his first three properties, García Luna reported that he had acquired—also in cash, monthly installments or smaller payments—a motorcycle Harley Davidson With a price of 194 thousand pesos.

Today, on trial in that motorcycle is the former Secretary of Federal Public Security New York for alleged links with Organized crimeAccording to Sergio Villarreal, former drug trafficker and protected witness for the United States, big oneIn the same year García Luna obtained from Capo Arturo Beltran Leyva A Harley Davidson motorcycle as a gift and as a thank you for his protection against the dirty business of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Genaro Garcia Luna.  (Special)
Genaro Garcia Luna. (special)

“She’s so beautiful,” he would have said. Garcia Moon when he received the motorcycle at one of the houses he already owned, according to testimony big one In front of a jury of 12 people who will define the future of the so-called “architect of the war on drugs”.

“From a very young age I was ambitious. It was clear to him that all he wanted in life was power and money. The issue of his houses (…) It was all built with crime money, because that was the style at the time. Most of the people of his time built farms or rest houses in this way. Garcia Moon He copied what he saw others do, but he served himself with a big spoon,” says his former partner.

The nearly thirty-year-old former foreign minister’s asset statement is a record of his rampant ambition: a year after buying those three properties and the luxury motorcycle, he said he still had 265,000 pesos left in his bank account.

according to the US attorney philip pilmarThen Garcia Moon He already had a double salary: one paid by the Mexican state as an official in the security areas and another Sinaloa Cartel.

That double life allowed him to accumulate more properties, such as a mansion worth 9 million pesos. Jutepec, Morelosa state that during the years Garcia Moon as the right hand of the former president Felipe Calderon It became a stronghold of their alleged criminal associates, the Beltrán Leyva brothers.

That life of deprivation was far behind for Genaro García Luna, whom his old neighbors in the Romero Rubio neighborhood still remember at Public High School 70 for his nickname, “El Chango,” his gorilla posture and the students who called him Be able to buy a few pesos from their take-away bag and a meager lunch for their slap.

The teenager who satisfied his appetite by stealing pesos with his fists grew up to become a detective who quenched his thirst for greed with the compulsive purchase of houses of obscure origins.


Nation World News Desk
Nation World News Desk
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news