Key witness testifies about bribing ex-Mexico security chief
February 12, 2023
NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness testified Monday that he delivered millions of dollars in payoffs destined for former Mexican public safety chief Genaro García Luna, though he didn't directly discuss what the money was allegedly buying: impunity for the infamous Sinaloa cartel.
Former member Jesús "El Rey" Zambada testified at García Luna's U.S. drug trafficking trial four years after catalyzing the case by airing allegations about García Luna at the trial of Sinaloa kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. García Luna was subsequently arrested; he denies the charges.
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