Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges
Apr 01, 2017, 01:19
Edgar Veytia, attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit, was taken into custody Monday on an arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Veytia is named in at least two federal court documents, including one in NY, where he was indicted on three counts of conspiracy to sell, import or export, and distribute narcotics, and another in California, where he was arraigned this week.
In the indictment, New York's Eastern District charges Veytia with conspiring to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States between the years of 2013 and 2017.
Veytia was believed to have been detained on the bridge between San Diego and the Tijuana airport, local media reported.
The arrest is another blow for Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which governs Nayarit and is reeling from corruption scandals that have led a number of former governors to flee criminal charges.
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A surprised Nayarit Governor Roberto Sandoval confirmed Veytia's arrest during a press conference this morning, but was unable to provide further information.
The nature and scope of the alleged conspiracy were not specified in the indictment.
We all know that drug smuggling is a major problem at our Southern border and we also know that Mexico has a famously corrupt government, but this is the first time we've discovered a Mexican official actually engaging in drug smuggling himself! We will not lower our guard, we will continue to be one of the safest states'. The tiny, largely agricultural state, which encompasses a scenic stretch of beaches known as the Riviera Nayarit, has been the scene of increased narcotics-related bloodshed in recent years.
Nayarit is a small, impoverished and largely rural state just to the south of Sinaloa, the heartland of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel.
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