Salvador Cienfuegos arrived at the airport in Toluca, State of Mexico, at 6:40 p.m. this Wednesday from New Jersey, reported the Attorney General’s Office (FGR). The arrival was also confirmed by a letter to the judge Carol Bagley Amon, where it was stated that the United States Marshals Service successfully transported the former head of National Defense (Sedena).
“At 6:40 p.m. this day, The United States Government’s Gulfstream 4 aircraft, registration N40VC, from the United States Government, arrived at the hangar of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), located at the Toluca Airport, State of Mexico, which came from the New Jersey Airport.. Once said aircraft arrived, the reception tasks were carried out, ”the FGR reported.
“The government writes pursuant to today’s Order of Courts to confirm that the United States Marshals Service successfully transported the accused to Mexico”Was the letter signed by Seth D. DuCharme and addressed to Carol Bagley Amon.
Eight minutes after landing, the general descended dressed in formal clothes and a tie, as he attended the hearing this morning, where he accepted his deportation voluntarily. His health condition was favorable after undergoing a medical expert examination.
After this diligence He was informed about an investigation folder in which he is involved and provided his contact details to be located. He left half an hour after the offices of the FGR in the Toluca hangar, at 7:12 p.m..
“General Cienfuegos He was notified and provided all his personal and contact information, including address and cell phone, where he can be located and summoned for the proceedings that may be required and ordered by the Public Ministry of the Federation, expressing their total willingness to attend to the requirements of the investigation, “explained the agency headed by Alejandro Gertz Manero.
On the morning of this Wednesday, November 18, the judge Carol Bagley Amon agreed to dismiss the four charges related to drug trafficking for which the former head of the Sedena He was charged since August 14, 2019.
The The FGR reached an agreement with the US Attorney’s Office and asked the Department of Justice for all the evidence so that Cienfuegos could be processed according to Mexican law, because in this country he would have committed illicit organized crime.
The retired general spent the last 34 days in a cell, first in Los Angeles, California, the city where he was arrested last October 15 when he and his family arrived at the international airport. Then he was transferred to New York, where he had been at least since the beginning of November (the exact date on which he had arrived was not informed), before his appearance on the 5th.
The Eastern District Court of New York indicted Cienfuegos for three conspiracy charges to manufacture, import and distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, plus a money laundering charge. Between 2015 and 2017, he would have collaborated with the H-2 Cartel, a remnant of the Beltrán Leyva, so that the criminal faction operated in the transfer of narcotics to the United States.
But These crimes were dismissed for foreign policy reasons and when considering the cooperation relationship in Security matters between Mexico and the United States..
According to platform records Flight Aware, The aircraft in which Cienfuegos returned belongs to the private company SK AVIATION, LLC. Departed from Teterboro Airport at 2:45 p.m., Mexico time, and his landing was at 18:35 hours. It traveled a distance of 3 thousand 623 kilometers at a speed of 863 km per hour. The flight lasted four hours and 50 minutes.