The U.S. Attorney’s Office continues questioning in the trial against Mexican drug trafficker Tirso Martinez Sanchez this Wednesday. Genaro Garcia LunaFormer Secretary of Public Security under the government of Felipe Calderón.
However, the prosecutor’s office changed the focus of its questions following criticism from Judge Brian Kogan, who opposed taking into account the testimony from ‘El Fútbolista’ because they were based on to be “rumours” and “a waste of time”.
Martinez, the cooperating witness for the prosecutor’s office, and who has already complied a lesser sentence in the United StatesWas in charge of shipping cocaine from the Sinaloa Cartel to the United States by train from Mexico to three US cities: Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
prosecutor changes his approach
prosecutor’s office, although it omitted to ask its witness directly on garcía lunaYes, they questioned him about common sense among drug traffickers of the Sinaloa Cartel, whether he bribed For federal, military, judicial and municipal police.
In this sense, Martínez indicated that on two occasions when he was concerned about the possible confiscation of his goods, two members of the cartel reassured him by assuring him that All security agencies were bought,
Martinez said that on one occasion boss Vicente Carrillo told him “Don’t be afraid, bastard”before pushing Ismail ‘El Mayo’ Zambadaleader of the Sinaloa Cartel, had “arranged everything with the high command of the federal, the army, the judiciary. Some bastards have the system that he has.”
In addition to insisting on bribery, they asked him about the benefits of the drugs and his activities in New York, where, according to the witness, the group sold drugs because the city had customers. pay more for cocaine,
The process against García Luna, former security secretary of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), began last Monday with the initial accusations of the prosecutor’s office and the defense and the testimony of drug trafficker Sergio Villarreal Barragán, aka ‘El Grande’ , who assured that he saw, in 2001, the payment of bribes to the former Mexican secretary in exchange for help from drug traffickers in their business and in the fight against rival clans.
Garcia Luna’s attorneys center their defense on the fact that the prosecutor’s office There is no “objective” evidence in the form of videos, photographs, documents or recordings and in which he built his case on “hearsay” and statements from criminals and murderers who have agreed to testify in search of reductions in their sentences.