On 15 October, the Wall Street Journal reported that Mexico’s former defence minister has been arrested by US authorities at the request of the DEA, the latest in a string of former high-ranking officials linked to drug corruption.  General Salvador Cienfuegos served as defence minister from 2012 to 2018 in President Enrique Peña Nieto‘s administration and was arrested upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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