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Mexico's ex-defense minister detained in United States, says government

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter late on Thursday that General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, ex-defense minister for former president Enrique Pena Nieto, has been detained at Los Angeles airport. "The Consul in Los Angeles will be informing me of the charges in the next few hours.

Reuters | Updated: 16-10-2020 07:59 IST | Created: 16-10-2020 07:59 IST
Mexico's ex-defense minister detained in United States, says government

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter late on Thursday that General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, ex-defense minister for former president Enrique Pena Nieto, has been detained at Los Angeles airport.

"The Consul in Los Angeles will be informing me of the charges in the next few hours. We will offer the consular assistance to which he is entitled. I will keep you posted," said Ebrard. U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau informed Ebrard of the detention, said the foreign minister.


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