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Mexico’s ex-defense minister arrested in US

 International Desk

 Published: 10:54 AM, 16 October 2020   Updated: 10:55 AM, 16 October 2020

Salvador Cienfuegos

Salvador Cienfuegos

Former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in Los Angeles of the United States on unknown charges, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Thursday.

Ebrard tweeted that he had been informed by US ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, that Salvador Cienfuegos, who was defense minister from 2012-2018, had been detained at Los Angeles airport.

Salvador Cienfuegos is the second former Mexican minister who is detained in the United States.

Genaro Garcia Luna, ex-public security minister, was arrested in Texas in December 2019.