Former top Mexican security official Genaro Garcia Luna, accused in the United States of taking bribes to help a top drug gang operate freely, has been hit with a new charge that could add 20 years to his sentence if convicted, prosecutors said Thursday.
Garcia Luna, a minister during the term of former President Felipe Calderon, now faces a charge of “engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.
In January, Garcia Luna pleaded not guilty to accusations of drug trafficking conspiracy and making false statements.
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