President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that it is regrettable that a Defense Secretary is detained for ties to drug trafficking. He warned that all Sedena officials who are involved in this matter will be “suspended, withdrawn and, if necessary, made available to the authorities.”
“The sole appointment of officials, even without completing the process, will imply the withdrawal of their positions, this is how we act with García Luna and this is how we are going to act,” said the president in his morning conference this Friday.
“We are not going to cover up for anyone, that time has passed,” he added.
Although he did not want to go ahead and said that “we cannot advance vespers, we cannot make summary judgments, they are legal processes in which the accused have the right to defense.”
He said that the arrest of Salvador Cienfuegos in Los Angeles this Thursday night is “an unprecedented situation because he is detained on the same accusation as the one who was Felipe Calderón’s Secretary of Public Security and now they detain the Secretary of Defense during the government of Enrique Peña. Grandchild. This is an unmistakable sign of decomposition ”.
He assured that this also shows how the public function in the country was degraded during the neoliberal period. “We are now verifying in depth this decomposition that was brewing long ago.”
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