Former Mexican Defense Chief Arrested at US Airport

VOA News - Former Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested Thursday night on drug and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport.
 
Cienfuegos, who led Mexico’s armed forces under then-President Enrique Peña Nieto, was detained at the U.S airport with members of his family, who were released.
 
The former Mexican military leader was reportedly detained on a warrant from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Mexico’s foreign minister confirmed the arrest in a tweet late Thursday. The DEA has not spoken publicly about the circumstances surrounding Cienfuegos' arrest.