Mexican state attorney general arrested at U.S. border on drug trafficking charges | Tunisia News Gazette

Mexican state attorney general arrested at U.S. border on drug trafficking charges

Attorney General of the western Mexican state of Nayarit Edgar Veytia is in a federal jail in San Diego on charges of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine, heroin, marijuana and meth, according to court documents, officials said on Wednesday.

He was detained Monday at the U.S. border in San Diego on an indictment handed down by a grand jury in New York, Ralph DeSio, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The exact scale of the alleged conspiracy wasn’t disclosed, but prosecutors said Veytia would have to forfeit at least $250 million in cash and property if he’s convicted.

An interim attorney general was appointed.

Source: TAP News Agency

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