Crime Son of Mexico drug cartel figure indicted on US drug charges

21:36  07 august  2017
21:36  07 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Now that the kingpins of the Cali cartel in Colombia have been arrested, Mexico ’s drug traffickers have emerged as the most powerful in the Western Corruption may be widespread in both countries, but in Colombia exposure has its costs: The former defense minister was recently indicted for secretly

Key players in Mexico 's Sinaloa drug cartel , including sons of the two reputed cartel leaders, have been indicted on charges they smuggled massive amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs into the United States , U . S . officials announced Friday, after a three-year investigation.

SAN DIEGO — The son of a leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel has been indicted on U.S. drug smuggling charges.

An attorney entered a plea of not guilty Monday in federal court in San Diego on behalf of Damaso Lopez Serrano.

He's the son of Damaso Lopez Nunez, who has launched a struggle for control of the cartel following the arrest of its leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

The elder Lopez was arrested by Mexican authorities in Mexico City in May.

Guzman was extradited to the United States earlier this year to face drug charges.

The elder Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates — was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001.

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