Mexico’s Ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto is said to have received from international drug traffickers a bribe in the amount of $ 100 million. The has claimed a witness in the trial against Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

In Federal court in Brooklyn, New York, had said of the Colombian drug Baron Alex Cifuentes. He should have worked from 2007 to 2013, closely associated with “El Chapo”. On the question of whether he stated that, in 2016, compared to US authorities that Guzmán had arranged the bribe, and replied Cifuentes: “That’s right.” The money had been delivered by a woman named Maria in Mexico City.

According to Cifuentes, it was Peña Nieto, the system first searches for the contact to “El Chapo” and 250 millions dollars have demanded. The payment should therefore be in October 2012 came. Since Peña Nieto had won the presidential election in Mexico, but the Agency have not yet started. He held the Post until November 2018.

allegations of bribery against Peña Nieto had already come earlier in the process against “El Chapo”. At the time, a spokesman for the Ex-President had rejected as “false and defamatory”. Peña Nieto himself has stated in the past already several times, to have no kickbacks from drug dealers accepted.

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Joaquín Guzmán was a leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico’s most powerful drug boss. The 61-Year-old imported with its cartel of at least 200 tons of cocaine into the United States, with private jets, ships and U-boats. He smuggled Heroin, Meth, and marijuana, sometimes hidden in cans with Jalapeños. The goods were distributed through Miami, New York, Chicago and Atlanta, the billion revenue flowed back to Mexico.

The U.S. Department of justice, accuses Guzmán now, among other things, drug trafficking, money laundering, and the Conduct of a criminal Organisation. “El Chapo”, was three times captured and twice escaped, has pleaded in the process of not guilty.

Since the beginning of the process in November, there were numerous references to the fact that Mexican and Colombian officials and police officers received bribes. The allegations against Peña Nieto are the most serious: it’s True, the statement would have corruption reached by the drug cartels is the highest level of the political establishment in Mexico.

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