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According to the resolution of a series of pending motions in the case against Genaro Garcia Lunaand that was issued by the judge Brian Coganthe last names of six cooperators who will offer their testimony were mentioned.
Among them are several high-profile drug traffickers such as Sergio Villarreal Barragan and Jesus Reynaldo Zambada Garciaalthough the name of Edgar Veytiawho served in the past as a prosecutor for the state of Nayarit, but at the same time provided support to drug cartels.
The former official, also known as “El Diablo”, was sentenced in the United States to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of a criminal conspiracy to traffic heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, in exchange for bribes delivered by Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez, alias “El H2”, a former leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel.
The former prosecutor was arrested in 2017 on the border bridge that connects the cities of Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, while trying to cross into the United States.
Born in the city of Tepic, Veytia held various public positions such as the Traffic Directorate, the Secretary of Public Security and the state Attorney General’s Office.
After his capture, horror stories began to emerge in Nayarit, such as disappearance of people, kidnapping, extortion and murderswhose victims were merchants and landowners who were forced to pay land rights or sell their land.
A report published in the magazine Proceso in August 2019 indicates that, in the period 2011-2017, hooded police officers led by Veytia extorted hundreds of people to strip them of their homes, ranches, businesses, warehouses, land, and money.
In addition to supporting the Beltrán Leyva criminal organization, Proceso published that the former prosecutor facilitated the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) stored in Nayarit shipments of cocaine and synthetic drug precursors that landed in Manzanillo, Colima.
This is how “El Diablo” sowed terror in the entity in which he served as a justice official for years, until the day he was captured, thus ending his criminal career.
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