Former Mexican defense minister detained at Los Angeles airport

A former Mexican defense official was arrested late Thursday for various criminal charges, according to multiple reports.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed on Twitter Thursday night that Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, the now retired defense official, was detained at the Los Angeles International Airport. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with money laundering and drug trafficking charges.

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