Mexican media splashed during the trial against García Luna

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The The country's media have been dotted in the trial for drug trafficking against the former Secretary of Public Security, Genaro garcia moonin relation to the arrest, in January 2008, of the drug lord Jesus Reynaldo Zambada, alias "The King."

The Colombian drug trafficker Harold Mauricio Poveda Ortega, alias "El Conejo", who worked in Mexico for the Sinaloa Cartel, assured that Arturo Beltrán Leyva, leader of the Beltrán Leyva Brothers cartel, asked him on the day of the capture of "El Rey ” that you send "urgently" 300 thousand dollars so that the media spread the news fast.

According to the story of "El Conejo", who supplied Beltrán Leyva with cocaine from Colombia, "El Rey" had been arrested in an operation made up of police officers together with hitmen from the Beltrán Leyva clan and was later handed over to the police. Federal police.

Jesus Reynaldo Zambada, alias "The King." (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

The drug traffickers feared that the Federal Police would release him or negotiate his release.

300 thousand dollars for Mexican media

"Arturo Beltrán calls me and tells me to please send 300,000 dollars urgently to get the money to the media quickly, so they can start announcing the arrest in the media," said "El Conejo", who currently He is on probation in the US awaiting his sentence for drug trafficking.

Asked by the Prosecutor for the reason for paying the media, "El Conejo" specified that if the news appeared in the media "it would become popular in Mexico and also the DEA (the American anti-drug agency) would realize that ('El Rey' Zambada) is detained and they could not release him or reach an arrangement“.

Arturo Beltran Leyva.

Without revealing names of media outlets or journalists allegedly bribed

Yesterday Tuesday, the drug accountant Israel Ávila affirmed before the jury that the drug trafficker for whom he worked in January 2008, Mario Pineda Villa, who was a partner of Arturo Beltrán, asked him, after the capture of "El Rey", to contact a journalist who supposedly worked for the cartel.

According to Ávila, when "El Rey" Zambada was already in custody, the police officers were saying on the radio "that they wanted to change it, that the government wanted to change it so as not to present it (before the judicial authorities)."

“Mario Pineda Villa asked me to speak with a journalist who worked for the cartel so that he would let other journalists know what was happening. I told this journalist," Ávila told yesterday, Tuesday, before explaining that in this way they managed to put “a lot of pressure on the government” to keep him detained.

However, neither yesterday nor today were mentioned the name of the journalists or media allegedly bribed by the cartelsand the Prosecutor's Office did not influence that detail either.

The story of this Wednesday and the significance of the arrests are part of an internal conflict in the Sinaloa Cartel, and that would end up leading to an open war between Joaquín's factions. “El Chapo” Guzman and Ismael “El Mayo” Zamabadaon the one hand, and the Beltrán Leyva clan on the other.

Capture of "El Rey" was organized by Arturo Beltrán

"El Conejo", who today described his relationship with Arturo Beltrán as that of a father and his son, said that the The capture of "El Rey" was organized by Arturo Beltrán in retaliation for an attempt to arrest him by the Federal Police, but which according to him had been ordered by "El Chapo" and "El Mayo Zambada" (Brother of "El Rey" Zambada).

The Prosecutor's Office tries to demonstrate that between 2001 and 2012 Genaro García Luna received million-dollar bribes from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for information and protection.

For their part, the lawyers of the former Secretary of Public Security have armed their defense so far with the argument that there is no physical evidence against their client.

Also, that the testimonies of drug traffickers are not credible because they are criminals And if they have testified, it has been in order to achieve a reduction in their sentences. (EFE)

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