Mexico’s top cop was being paid by El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel, feds say at New York trial

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NEW YORK — Mexico’s one-time top cop played the part of a drug-fighting hero, adding more than 30,000 officers to the country’s federal police force, but it was all a front, federal prosecutors say — Genaro Garcia Luna was really taking money from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s feared Sinaloa cartel to keep drugs flowing to the United States. ”He also had a second job, a dirtier job, a more profitable job,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip Pilmar said in his opening argument Monday at Garcia Luna’s trial in Brooklyn Federal Court. Garcia Luna, 54, Mexico’s ex-secretary of public security, is accuse…

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