Salvador Cienfuegos Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Before NYC Judge

 Salvador Cienfuegos Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Before NYC Judge

Salvador Cienfuegos es acusado por lavado de dinero y vínculos con el narcotráfico y crimen organizado.

Salvador Cienfuegos is accused of money laundering and links with drug trafficking and organized crime

UNITED STATES

Salvador Cienfuegos, former Secretary of Mexican Defense, pleaded not guilty Thursday in a New York court of drug trafficking freight, in a case that has strained cooperation between the Latin American country and the United States against illegal drug sales.

The general, until two years ago a prominent star in Mexico’s war against drug cartels, was arrested at Los Angeles’ main airport in mid-October in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operation.

Judge Steve Gold accepted the plea made by the former official through a video link in federal court. The 72-year-old former army chief is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, a problematic and overcrowded prison that also houses Ghislaine Maxwell.

Edward Sapone, his lawyer, had said before the hearing in a statement that his client was

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