Mexico City ,
a Harley Davidson, the head of the AFI and a high-ranking drug smuggler have some similarities. The passion for noisy engines of the prestigious firm of Milwaukee, USA, seems to be one of the few traceable clues about Genaro García Luna’s alleged collusion with Arturo Beltrán Leyva.
In 2001, Genaro García Luna, then in charge Federal Investigation Agency (AFI)Said that he had acquired a Harley-Davidson motorcycle of the year with a value of 194 thousand pesos, however in 2002 he decided to separate that motorcycle from his ancestral statement.
This situation corresponds to a story by Sergio Villarreal Barragán big oneArturo Beltrán Leyva and former operative of the Sinaloa Federation, who is now one of the favorite witnesses of the US agencies on the issues of Mexican criminal organizations.
During the first day of the trial against Genaro Garcia Luna, big one He said that his boss, Arturo Beltrán Leyva, gave the Mexican official a motorcycle as a gift as a result of his cooperation to facilitate the transfer of cocaine into northern Mexico.
“Arturo, through his brother-in-law Carlos, sent to Mexico City to purchase a special edition Harley-Davidson motorcycle and sent it to García Luna as a gift,” said Sergio Villarreal Barragán and explained that García Luna had responded positively to the gift. gave a response , “Thanks for the description, that was lovely.”
According to big oneThe relationship between his boss and García Luna was more than just colleagues. beardHe assured, he called the then head of the AFI, “Compa”: “The acquaintances with whom they talked were like friends,” said Villarreal Barragán.
Today, with a pending trial for cocaine trafficking, this may be one of the few evidences of collusion between García Luna and one of the most violent Mexican drug traffickers in history.
according to the testimony of big oneThe only person who pointed this out directly during the first week of the hearing was García Luna, the former police chief of the president’s administration. Felipe Calderon, He was on the payroll of the Sinaloa Federation, and then in Arturo Beltrán Leyva’s pocket, for nearly three years until his death in December 2009.
Everything must have started since García Luna directed AFI during the Vicente Fox administration: “I asked Arturo what government we had. We only had AFI”, recalled Villarreal Barragán.